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Evaluation of Universal Design Compliance at the Main Entrance of Selected Public Buildings in Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria

Sholanke, Anthony Babatunde and Adeboye, A. B. and Oluwatayo, A. A. and Alagbe, O. A. (2016) Evaluation of Universal Design Compliance at the Main Entrance of Selected Public Buildings in Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria. In: 3rd International Conference On African Development Issues (CU-ICADI), May 9- May 11 2016, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.

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Abstract

Provision of easy access to public facilities and environments for everyone is crucial in the development of a sustainable community. However, it is observed nationwide that public buildings and environments are not easily accessible to people with disabilities largely due to a combination of design inadequacies. It is against this backdrop that this study evaluated the compliance of the main entrance of selected public buildings in Covenant University in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria to universal design, with a view to improve access for people with mobility impaired disabilities. The study adopted a mixed method research approach and collected data using observation guide. Data were analyzed by content analysis and presented by descriptive approachusing tables and percentages.Result showed that majority of the main entrances of the public buildings evaluated were not fully universal design compliant, thus making accessibility for people with disabilities difficult. The study recommends that the university should make appropriate efforts to ensure non-discrimination on the basis of disability in providing access to facilities, buildings and environment as the institution matches towards achieving her vision of becoming one of the top ten Universities by 2022. The outcome of the study will be useful toresearchers, policy makers and building industry professionals on issues relating to universal design concept in the built environment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accesibility; People With Disabilities; Public Buildings; Universal Design; Nigeria.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2016 10:37
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2016 10:37
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/6654

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