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The Relationship Between the Design of the Built Environment and the Ability to Egress of Individuals with Disabilities

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Title:The Relationship Between the Design of the Built Environment and the Ability to Egress of Individuals with Disabilities
Authors:Christensen, Keith M.
Collins, Shawnee D.
Holt, Judith M.
Phillips, Curtis N.
Keywords:emergency
built environment
egress
Date Issued:2006
Publisher:University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies
Citation:Christensen, K. M., Collins, S. D., Holt, J. M. & Phillips, C. N. (2006). The Relationship Between the Design of the Built Environment and the Ability to Egress of Individuals with Disabilities. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 2(3).
Series:vol. 2, no. 3
Abstract:Recent catastrophic events have brought into focus the importance of planning for the evacuation needs of all persons, regardless of their diverse physical and mental abilities. While these efforts are primarily concerned with the activities before and after a crisis, there is also a renewed interest in evaluating how effectively the built environment accommodates the needs of all individuals during a crisis. This discussion focuses on the current body of knowledge concerning the relationship between the design of the built environment, the collective egress behavior of complex decentralized groups of individuals, and the ability of individuals with disabilities to effectively egress from the built environment during emergency events.
URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/58267
ISSN:1552-9215
Appears in Collections: RDS Volume 2, No. 3


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