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Title: Mobility challenges of persons with disabilities (PWDs) at the University of Ghana
Authors: Danso, Anthony Kwame
Ashigbi, Evans Kwaku Yayra
Tudzi, Eric Paul
Keywords: Mobility Disabilities
Persons with Disability Act 2006
Universal Designs
Built environment
University ofGhana
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: The passage of the Persons with Disability Act, 2006 (Act 715) in Ghana was hailed by many as a giant step toward achieving universal designs and consequently social inclusion and access to convenient built environments for all. Years after the passage of the Act, this study sought to find the extent to which access to Persons with mobility disabilities had been enhanced at the University of Ghana, Ghana’s premier University. The study involved the use of a checklist developed from the BS 8300:2010 to critically assess a number of structures/ facilities on the University’s main campus to ascertain the extent to which they were friendly to persons with mobility disabilities. The simple random and stratified sampling approaches were used to select the structures/ facilities in 2011. This was supplemented by taking pictures and measurements of selected facilities/building elements. The study found out that the built environment of the University presented barriers of varying degrees and types to persons with mobility disabilities and that the principles of universal design had not been largely adhered to. Recommendations were accordingly made to help achieve the realisation of universal designs and social inclusiveness on the University’s campus.
Description: An article published by Danso, Anthony Kwame; Ashigbi, Evans Kwaku Yayra and Tudzi, Eric Paul in 2011.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10536
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