Disabled Children in Public Playgrounds: A pilot study
This is a cross-sectional pilot study on children with disabilities needs in public playgrounds. They often faced problems at public playgrounds, entertainment and amusement areas, due to the lack of ample provisions to cater their special needs. The purpose of the study was to investigate the current status of infrastructure and design proper public playgrounds in Malaysia. The study period was six months. Overall 40 disabled children, parents, teachers and doctors were questioned and interviewed. Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS) software program was used for analysis. 7he ßnding reuealed that there is necessary need to improue and construct well equipped public playgrounds for children with disabilities.
Keywords: disabled children; public playgrounds; post-occupancy study; quality of life.
eISSN 2514-751X © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.