Group Field Trip Report

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Group Field Trip Report

Group Field Trip Report

A Report of the Group Fieldtrip to MacDonalds Considering Access for Customers with Disabilities


The Fieldtrip to Mc Donald was carried out to establish how Mc Donald challenges various disabilities. As a group we wanted to discover how the needs of different disabilities where met throughout the sessions and activities. This fieldtrip was also carried out to understand how the leisure centre collaborates with the (DDA). As a group we carried out this fieldtrip in hope to comprehend and observe how a particular community or area eliminates discrimination and promote equality of opportunity for people with all needs.

The focus on this fieldtrip was to discover how the Mc Donald carries out sessions for people with disabilities, such as: Visual impaired, epilepsy and wheelchair users. A list disabilities was recorded and distributed among the group In order to visualise how the centre caters for different needs.


As a group we carried out the fieldwork by holding a meeting a week before the fieldtrip, discussing why it should take place at Mc Donald, and the findings which we hope to achieve. We started by creating a list of disability signs and inspections in which we thought to be vital for the project such as:

Disabled toilets

Disabled parking

Size of doors

Fire exits

Hearing frequencies



By diagramming the list above we were able to gather the implements which we needed in order to make the fieldtrip successful. These included a digital camera, interviewing stuff, a video camera, a notepad, talking to disabled customers or carers and interviewing stuff.

We gathered at the Mc Donald waiting area beforehand to allocate information and responsibilities to one another. Each person was responsible to gather resources of their findings.


Under DDA 1995 “A disabled person is someone who has a physical or mental impairment which has an effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. That effect must be … substantial … adverse; and long term? … ?” (see An exact assessment of the numbers affected is difficult due to the wide range of differing degrees and combinations of disabilities. Estimates range from a relatively conservative 8.5 million seen by the Disability Rights Commission as directly covered by the Act ( Marketing, 2003) to the much higher figure of 11.7 million used in the Government's Regulatory Impact Assessment. The latter takes into account the ...
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