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Sidewalk accessibility at Melaka's traditional streets for people with disabilities (PwDs)

Ja'afar, Nor Haslina and Abdul Rahim, Asiah and Abd Samad, Nur Amirah and Che Rahim, Che Raiskandar (2017) Sidewalk accessibility at Melaka's traditional streets for people with disabilities (PwDs). Planning Malaysia : Journal of the Malaysian Institute of Planners, 15 (1). pp. 389-396. ISSN 1675-6215 E-ISSN 0128-0945

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Abstract

The accessibility of street as a social arena that fulfils the need for people with disabilities (PwDs) is an important consideration in the urban design of an area. With the rising number of PwDs in Malaysia, this aspect of street design is even more critical. This paper evaluates the accessibility level of sidewalk along Jalan Hang Jebat, Melaka to PwDs. On-site access audit simulation was carried out. Actual PwDs were engaged for the simulation. It was found that the sidewalk in inaccessible to PwDs due to presence of barriers and thedesign of the sidewalk itself. This papersuggest that the minimum requirement of MS1184:2014 must be implemented in the sidewalk design and the concept of ‘shared space’ can be adopted in the study area.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3061/57190
Uncontrolled Keywords: Traditional street, accessibility, public space, access audit, people with disabilities (PwDs).
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA100 Architecture and the state
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: 06 Jun 2017 14:21
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2017 15:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/57190

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