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|Title: ||Towards Accessible Built Environments in Universities in Ghana: an Approach to Inclusiveness Assessment|
|Authors: ||Tudzi, E.P|
|Keywords: ||Sustainable Development Goals|
Composite Disability Design Inclusiveness Score
|Issue Date: ||2017|
|Publisher: ||Disability, CBR and Inclusive Development (formerly Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal)|
|Citation: ||Vol. 28, No.1, 2017|
|Abstract: ||Purpose: The study aimed to objectively assess the level of inclusiveness of
buildings in selected Universities on the basis of international protocols and
local legislation that require that buildings should be made accessible to persons
Method: A building inclusiveness model, the Composite Disability Design
Inclusiveness Score (CDDIS), was used to assess the levels of inclusiveness of
110 buildings in 6 purposively selected Universities in Ghana, using maximal
Results: It was found that the buildings of the sampled Universities were not
inclusive to a large extent. With one exception, there were variations in the
levels of inclusiveness of the buildings in each institution.
Conclusions: Irrespective of international protocols and local legislation, the
built environments in Universities are not as accessible as they ought to be.
Limitation: The CDDIS is a simple quantitative means of assessing the
inclusiveness of buildings and allows for objective comparisons. However,
it is expected that for purposes of comparison, identical buildings should be
used. Any intended use of the CDDIS will require the use of a checklist that is
appropriately designed to meet the peculiarities of the particular study.
Implications: There is the need for expedited effort to ensure inclusiveness in
University built environments. This will help greatly towards the achievement
of the Sustainable Development Goals.|
|Description: ||Article published in Disability, CBR and Inclusive Development (formerly Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal) Vol. 28, No.1, 2017; doi 10.5463/DCID.v28i1.592|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Architecture and Planning|
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