Assessing the disability inclusiveness of university buildings
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Barrier-free access, Building performance assessment, Disability inclusion, Universal design
With rights to access becoming basic human rights, a tool for building disability inclusiveness assessment is necessary to tell how far we have gone to include people with disabilities in buildings. This article proposes a Building Inclusiveness Assessment Score (BIAS) framework which is made up of two hierarchies of inclusion attributes, namely the Physical Disability Inclusion Sub-score (PDIS) and the Visual Impairment Inclusion Sub-score (VIIS). The tool allows simple, quantitative and more objective assessments of buildings. Using the tool, forty-eight university buildings from four universities in Hong Kong were assessed for illustrating its real-life application.
International Journal of Strategic Property Management
Lau, W.,Ho, D.,& Yau, Y. (2014). Assessing the disability inclusiveness of university buildings. International Journal of Strategic Property Management, 1 (2), 114-118. http://dx.doi.org/10.3846/1648715X.2015.1107653