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|Title:||A barrier-free urban space as an indicator of exercising the right to the city by individuals with disabilities|
|Authors:||Abramova, S. B.|
Antonova, N. L.
Gurarii, A. D.
|Publisher:||IOP Publishing Ltd|
|Citation:||Abramova S. B. A barrier-free urban space as an indicator of exercising the right to the city by individuals with disabilities / S. B. Abramova, N. L. Antonova, A. D. Gurarii. — DOI 10.1088/1757-899X/962/3/032072 // IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. — 2020. — Vol. 962. — Iss. 3. — 032072.|
|Abstract:||This article looks at urban space through the lens of reimagining the status of individuals with disabilities as people with health issues. Today,they are viewed as a social group who claims their right to the city and to barrier-free urban space,and who is characterized by social interaction. The paper argues for an urgent need of creating universal inclusive spaces and specific areas on the city map which would address special needs of individuals with different forms of disability. The results of a survey of individuals with disabilities,residing in the City of Yekaterinburg and Sverdlovsk Region,as well as expert interviews with representatives of local and regional authorities,indicate that the public bodies are aware of the needs of individuals with disabilities and making attempts to address the requests of this group. The respondents identified the following key problem areas: difficulties of moving around the city,a lack of barrier-free access into buildings,and a lack of sanitary facilities in the visited organizations. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.|
|metadata.dc.description.sponsorship:||The reported study was funded by RFBR and Sverdlovsk Region, project number 20-411-660012.|
|Appears in Collections:||Научные публикации, проиндексированные в SCOPUS и WoS CC|
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