Disabled Children in Public Playgrounds: A pilot study

  • Seyed Hassan Khalifeh Soltani Faculty of Architecture Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia.
  • Mohamed Yusoff Abbas Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Mohamad Awang Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

Abstract


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.

Published
2018-01-01
How to Cite
SOLTANI, Seyed Hassan Khalifeh; ABBAS, Mohamed Yusoff; AWANG, Mohamad. Disabled Children in Public Playgrounds: A pilot study. Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 6, p. 81-89, jan. 2018. ISSN 2514-751X. Available at: <https://aje-bs.e-iph.co.uk/index.php/ajE-Bs/article/view/238>. Date accessed: 22 sep. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v3i6.238.
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