Disabled Independent Living: From the Perspectives of Built Environment

  • Nurul Fadzila Zahari Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, MALAYSIA
  • Adi Irfan Che Ani Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, MALAYSIA
  • Robiah Abdul Rashid Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, 40450, Selangor, MALAYSIA
  • Haslina Hashim Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch, Seri Iskandar, 32610 Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Nurul Shima Taharuddin Faculty of Art & Design, Universiti Teknologi MARA Perak Branch, Seri Iskandar Campus, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak, MALAYSIA


In 2006, Malaysia has signed the Convention of Rights of Person with Disabilities (CRPD) and put oath to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities. Even with the advent of the UNCRPD, the existing built environment fails the neighbourhood accessibility needs of people with disability. Little is known about the extent of built environment inaccessibility, and an improved measure, at a neighbourhood scale, is required. This paper argues that built environment practitioners must recognize the disabling potency of current built environment practice. It argues that they need to engage directly with people with disabilities to improve understanding of accessibility needs.
Keywords: Independent living, Disabled persons, Built Environment.


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How to Cite
ZAHARI, Nurul Fadzila et al. Disabled Independent Living: From the Perspectives of Built Environment. Idealogy Journal, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 2, p. 107-112, sep. 2020. ISSN 2550-214X. Available at: <https://idealogyjournal.com/ojs/index.php/idealogy/article/view/232>. Date accessed: 26 july 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.24191/idealogy.v5i2.232.

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