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Vol. 9, Issue 6 (2020)

Housing design and dimensions for disabled person

Author(s):
Monika and Dr. Kavita Dua
Abstract:
Every sector of society and government should offer a barrier free access. An environment that is friendly for the differently able people should be a space that allows free and safe movement function and access with dignity and independence. A successful design should ensure provision of an environment that supports the independent function of individuals so that they can get to and participate without assistance in everyday activities. In India, a majority of the disabled resides in rural areas where accessibility, availability, and utilization of rehabilitation services and its cost-effectiveness are the major issues to be considered. Housing standard for disabled people is a new dimension in quality of life. The disabled people who are house bound, the house is the central focus of their subsistence. Earlier studies have been carry out on the relationship between housing and people with disabilities. In the course of their bodily interface with the designed environment, disabled people can perceive obstacles and understand spatial qualities architects may not be accustomed to. This paper deals with the needs of general design in housing for disabled people and policies that can be improved and housing strategy for people with disabilities including disabled rights. In this paper we will discuss about the housing need, design, space and accessibility.
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How to cite this article:
Monika, Dr. Kavita Dua. Housing design and dimensions for disabled person. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(6):166-171.

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