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Fysisk tillgänglighet för personer med nedsatt rörelseförmåga i publika lokaler: En komparativ studie av lagar och politik mellan Sverige och Australien
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

All human beings are born equal in value and rights. People with disability should feel equal participation in society as everyone else. In order for all people to feel equal participation the built environment needs to be accessible for everyone. Today many people with disability experiences that the built environment instead is an obstacle for full participation, which is contrary to the human rights.This master thesis intends to define how two countries work with physical accessibility for people with mobility impairment. What the efforts looks like in different levels of politics and what laws and documents that reign. In order to describe and analyse differences and similarities between the two countries the thesis has been executed using a comparative method. To answer the research questions a comprehensive literature study and case study was made.Analysis of the results from both studies showed that there were both differences and similarities in the countries’ methods of working with accessibility for people with mobility impairment. Both countries have adopted the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities, with the result that both countries have the same basic objectives and values in their efforts. The major differences that exist are primarily due to the fact that the countries differ in size and thereof are built differently. This is foremost reflected in the countries’ laws and regulations regarding accessibility for people with disability. Sweden, as a separate country and as a part of the European Union, has also been working with accessibility for people with disability for a longer time and has for that reason more information and documents regarding the subject.The thesis shows that there is a need for improvements within physical accessibility. Based on the countries’ differences it is possible to learn from each other to improve the physical accessibility for people with disability.

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2015. , 135 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-52380Local ID: 98207900-c654-457d-b6ce-2a903ba971faOAI: diva2:1025750
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Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Architectural Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20150414 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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