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Access audit in religious buildings and public spaces in old Damascus city in Syria

Abdul Rahim, Asiah and Zen, Ismawi (2008) Access audit in religious buildings and public spaces in old Damascus city in Syria. In: International Conference on Environmental Design (ICED) - UMRAN 2008, 17 - 19 July, 2008, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Certain numbers of issues regarding lack of facilities in providing the user friendly environment for the people with disabilities (PWDs) has been raised by various societies of the disabled as they a/so need access to these public spaces such as the religious building, public toilets and other public spaces especially in heritage areas including recreational areas. Outdoor environment is as important as the internal environment that should be considered the typical needs of a various users. Elements of the outdoor environment are such as landscape, hardscape, street furniture, public facilities, gardens, open spaces and courtyards. Therefore, it is important to have accessible built environments to the aged and persons with disabilities to enable them to move independently without any assistance and make them feel they are part of the society. The research aim is to determine the need of the PWDs and the aged, for their outdoor living environment as well as the suitable facilities to be provided for them in public spaces of the Old Damascus, Syria. it is hoped that the access audit done in Old Damascus, Syria will benefited in generating more ideas of improving the current condition of heritage areas, which can be relevant to the public realms in Malaysia and other parts of the Muslim world.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3061/1430
Uncontrolled Keywords: Assessing facilities, assessing in safety, assessing in design, people with disabilities (Pwds)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Prof. Dato' Sri Ar. Dr. Asiah Abdul Rahim
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2011 15:35
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2012 14:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1430

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