Monitoring model for universal design in educational facilities


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Tabrizi S. M. A. A. , Ergenoglu A.

5th Cyprus International Conference on Educational Research (CYICER), Kyrenia, CYPRUS, 31 March - 02 April 2016, vol.3, pp.291-301 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 3
  • Doi Number: 10.18844/gjhss.v3i3.1574
  • City: Kyrenia
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.291-301
  • Keywords: Accessibility, universal design, monitoring model, educational facilities

Abstract

Universal design in architecture aims to achieve environments equal to all users. The philosophy offers solutions that are not mandatory to comply. In this study, a monitoring model for universal design is offered by analyzing universal design concept and; different standards and guidelines for accessibility in architecture, in this case focused on educational facilities. Additionally, it offers better environments for all the users in terms of access, security and health. Last but not least, the aim of the system is; to offer more than physical access by providing social inclusion. Two elementary schools are chosen as case studies for the trial of the monitoring system and to demonstrate the access levels of the schools together with the way to overcome the weaknesses to improve both the accessibility and education features.