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Physical barriers faced by People with disabilities (PwDs) in shopping malls

Bashiti, Alaa and Abdul Rahim, Asiah (2015) Physical barriers faced by People with disabilities (PwDs) in shopping malls. In: ASEAN-Turkey ASLI Conferences on Quality of Life 2015, 25-27 April 2015, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Abstract

This paper intends to discuss the issue of accessibility, connectivity and usability in the facilities that used by people with disabilities (PwDs) in shopping malls and the significance of the latest Malaysian standards (MS 1184:2014) Universal Design and Accessibility in the Built Environment-Code of Practice in evaluating shopping malls. Three case studies have been selected to evaluate accessibility of the shopping malls for PwDs which are Ikea in Damansara, Suria Kuala Lumpur convention Centre (KLCC) in Kuala Lumpur and Alamanda in Putrajaya. Both qualitative and quantitative methods will be applied in this study, Data were collected using semi structured interviews with visually-impaired person, hearing-impaired person, wheelchair user and crutches user to find out their perception on the level of accessibility of these buildings. Access audit and site observation were also carried out in assessing the building’s accessibility, connectivity, mobility and reachability. © 2014 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and peer-review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers). Keywords: Universal Design; Accessibility; Shopping Mall; People with Disabilities (PwDs).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 3061/47225
Uncontrolled Keywords: Universal Design; Accessibility; Shopping Mall; People with Disabilities (PwDs).
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2545.A1 Architecture and people with disabilities
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Prof. Dato' Sri Ar. Dr. Asiah Abdul Rahim
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2016 11:46
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2020 10:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/47255

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