Assessment method of accessibility conditions: how to make public buildings accessible?

Isabela Fernandes Andrade, e Vera Helena Moro Bins Ely
2012 Work : A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation  
The enforcement of accessibility today has faced several difficulties, such as intervention in historic buildings that now house public services and cultural activities, such as town halls, museums and theaters and should allow access, on equal terms to all people. The paper presents the application of a method for evaluating the spatial accessibility conditions and their results. For this, we sought to support the theoretical foundation about the main issue involved and legislation. From the
more » ... thod used -guided walks -it was possible to identify the main barriers to accessibility in historic buildings. From the identified barriers, possible solutions are presented according to the four components of accessibility: spatial orientation, displacement, use and communication. It is hoped also that the knowledge gained in this research contributes to an improvement of accessibility legislation in relation to the listed items.
doi:10.3233/wor-2012-0675-3774 fatcat:cnilzm53jbbtnpgjld3fof6rna