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CRP- Accessibility of facilities in public use for the needs of the disabled



EU Program / Principal / Funder etc.:
ARRS

Project lifespan:
2020 - 2021



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A review of the contents of the various databases on accessibility for persons with disabilities shows that the data strongly differ between the databases. The biggest problem with this kind of dispersed information gathering is that the facilities are assessed according to non-uniform criteria, with different assessment approaches and different ways of presenting the assessment results. As such,  there are, currently, a number of different assessment criteria and data collection methods that are, in the majority of cases, difficult or impossible to compare. This results in inconsistent, sometimes even conflicting, information on the various aspects of accessibility for people with disabilities. It has also been found that specific facilities have been assessed several times, applying a different approach and different criteria. In such cases, the scope and accuracy of the assessment of a particular facility have, inevitably, been found to be different. We have also observed that the majority of the examined databases contain information on accessibility primarily for persons with impaired movement while it is rare to find a database that presents data also for the blind and partially sighted, and the deaf and hard of hearing.
 
The described situation thus calls for the need to introduce measures that will help to eliminate the identified shortcomings. In order to avoid the existence of numerous, dispersed, incomplete and sometimes conflicting information sources on accessibility for persons with disabilities, it is urgently necessary to harmonize and integrate all information on accessibility into a central database, that will cover the entire territory of the Republic of Slovenia .
A review of the contents of the various databases on accessibility for persons with disabilities shows that the data strongly differ between the databases. The biggest problem with this kind of dispersed information gathering is that the facilities are assessed according to non-uniform criteria, with different assessment approaches and different ways of presenting the assessment results. As such,  there are, currently, a number of different assessment criteria and data collection methods that are, in the majority of cases, difficult or impossible to compare. This results in inconsistent, sometimes even conflicting, information on the various aspects of accessibility for people with disabilities. It has also been found that specific facilities have been assessed several times, applying a different approach and different criteria. In such cases, the scope and accuracy of the assessment of a particular facility have, inevitably, been found to be different. We have also observed that the majority of the examined databases contain information on accessibility primarily for persons with impaired movement while it is rare to find a database that presents data also for the blind and partially sighted, and the deaf and hard of hearing.
 
The described situation thus calls for the need to introduce measures that will help to eliminate the identified shortcomings. In order to avoid the existence of numerous, dispersed, incomplete and sometimes conflicting information sources on accessibility for persons with disabilities, it is urgently necessary to harmonize and integrate all information on accessibility into a central database, that will cover the entire territory of the Republic of Slovenia .


Project leader:


 Richard Sendi PhD, Urban Design 
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richards@uirs.si



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