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Universal design and accessibility: towards sustainable built environment in Malaysia

Abdul Rahim, Asiah and Zen, Ismawi and Abd Samad, Nur Amirah and Che Rahim, Che Raiskandar (2014) Universal design and accessibility: towards sustainable built environment in Malaysia. In: International Conference on Universal Design, UD 2014, 16th-18th June 2014, Lund, Sweden.

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Abstract

An overview about the present status of the facilities, awareness and research related to Universal Design in Malaysia since its independence in 1957. For the last 10 years, Malaysia has shown exponential growth in every aspect, and Malaysia government has given numerous supports towards attending the needs of disadvantaged groups including women, children, single parents, elderly and Persons with Disabilities (PwDs). Many standards, regulations, code of practice and guidelines have been developed to have good accessibility, connectivity, usability and seamlessness in built environment. Recently, various groups, including professionals in the building industry have implemented universal design and accessibility in their projects and development. The methodology applied includes table research, observation and access audit at several case studies of public buildings in Putrajaya. KAED Universal Design Unit (KUDU) of International Islamic University Malaysia was formed with the intention to promote the application of universal design in the built environment and product design, as well as to disseminate research findings through international conferences, symposiums, workshops and product competitions. Universal Design is offered as a subject in IIUM Architecture programme, to instil graduates in understanding of the concept of ‘barrier free’, ‘design for all’, ‘inclusive design’ and ‘universal design’ and their application.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 3061/57278
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable Built Environment, Universal Design, Persons with Disabilities (PwDs), accessibility, KAED Universal Design Unit (KUDU). 1
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2542.36 Sustainable architecture
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: 22 Jun 2017 12:31
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2017 10:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/57278

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