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Accessible built environment for the elderly and disabled in Malaysia: hotel as case studies

Abdul Rahim, Asiah and Abd. Samad, Nur Amirah (2010) Accessible built environment for the elderly and disabled in Malaysia: hotel as case studies. Journal of Construction in Developing Countries, 15 (2). pp. 1-21. ISSN 2180-4222 (O), 1823-6499 (P)

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Abstract

In Malaysia, it has become of increasing importance to study ways to improve the level of accessibility in buildings for the elderly and disabled people in the built environment, especially in hotels and resorts. The methods used in this study to identify areas to improve are access audits, table research and interviews. The data from these studies are analysed using a descriptive analysis based on access audits, observations, plan analysis, photographs and questionnaires. Access audits were carried out in two hotels and resorts in July and November 2007 in selected areas of East Malaysia. The selected hotels and resorts were constructed in the 1980s; one is located at the countryside and the other in the city centre. The findings will allow the building provider to upgrade existing facilities in order to accommodate accessible built environment for the elderly and disabled people. This will allow the elderly and disabled people to move freely, safely and being more easily integrated with the society in areas of public building and public spaces.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3061/8850
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accessibility, Built environment, Access audit, Disabled, Hotel
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
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: 09 Dec 2011 09:08
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2014 13:01
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/8850

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