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Title: Inclusive access to Accra Shopping Malls
Authors: Danso, Anthony Kwame
Tudzi, Eric Paul
Keywords: Accessibility
Built environment
Equal access
People with disabilities
Shopping mall
Issue Date: Aug-2015
Citation: Proceedings of the 6th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER)Conference, 10-12 August 2015, Accra, Ghana, 653-689
Abstract: On daily basis, People with Disabilities (PWDs) are faced with barriers, which effectively exclude them from participating in society as equal citizens. Many of these barriers relate to the accessibility of the built environment. In recent years, a number of shopping malls have sprung up in Accra, the capital of Ghana. They depict grandeur and class and the question is whether all and sundry have equal access to these facilities. This study was conducted on six shopping malls in Accra to assess the various provisions made by their designers to give equal access to all users. Using purposive sampling, fifty five (55) questionnaires were distributed to PWDs who belong to the Ghana Federation of the Disabled in Accra. Also, a checklist designed from international standards (BS 8300, 2010 and Solidere, 2004) were employed to audit the malls. Interviews were also conducted with major stakeholders of the built environment including governmental institutions. The data was analysed using descriptive statistics. The outcome of the study revealed that the buildings studied did not meet most of the requirements of standards on accessibility for the PWDs.
Description: An article published during Proceedings of the 6th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER)Conference, 10-12 August 2015, Accra, Ghana, 653-689
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10535
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