People with acquired disabilities often have return to driving as a rehabilitation goal and, given the technological advances in vehicle modifications (VMs), people with lifelong disabilities have greater opportunity to drive for the first time. Returning to driving has been associated with a range of positive social, economic and health outcomes. Yet to date there has been no economic evaluation of VMs, in Australia or internationally. This study aimed to identify the personal, community and social impact of VMs using social return on investment analysis (SROI). SROI analysis is an innovative approach that aims to place values on social outcomes to produce a ratio of total spend to total impact e.g. a ratio of 3:1 indicates that $3 of value was generated for every $1 spent.
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||Australian Assistive Technology Conference - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia|
Duration: 14 Nov 2018 → 16 Nov 2018
|Conference||Australian Assistive Technology Conference|
|Period||14/11/18 → 16/11/18|
Hutchinson, C., Berndt, A., Gilbert-Hunt, S., George, S., & Ratcliffe, J. (2018). Using social return on investment analysis to value the social impact of modified vehicles to people with disability: "I drive myself every day...I don't know what I would do without my car". Paper presented at Australian Assistive Technology Conference, Melbourne, Australia.