Assessing the Disability Inclusiveness of University Buildings

DANIEL, CHI WING HO and WAI, KIN LAU and YUNG, YAU (2014) Assessing the Disability Inclusiveness of University Buildings. In: International Conference on Advances in Social Science, Economics and Human Behavior - SEH 2014, 08-09 March, 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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With rights to access becoming basic human rights, a tool for building disability inclusiveness assessment is necessary to tell how far we have gone to include people with disabilities in buildings. This article proposes a Building Inclusiveness Assessment Score (BIAS) framework which is made up of two hierarchies of inclusion attributes, namely the Physical Disability Inclusion Sub-score (PDIS) and the Visual Impairment Inclusion Sub-score (VIIS). The tool allows simple, quantitative and more objective assessments of buildings. Using the tool, forty-eight university buildings from four universities in Hong Kong were assessed for illustrating its real-life application.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Barrier-free access; building performance assessment; disability inclusion; universal design
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 13 May 2019 12:22
Last Modified: 13 May 2019 12:22

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