The Investıgatıon Of Hıgh School Educatıon Buıldıngs And Theır Envıronments In Context Of Turkısh Standards Releated Accessıbılıty

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Gazi Üniversitesi, Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Turkey

Approval Date: 2015


Supervisor: CAN GÜNGÖR


Along with their families, disabled people constitute almost half of the population in Turkey. Disabled people who form a high proportion in the general population have unsolved problems in many areas such as care, education, accessibility and employment. In terms of accessibility, actions and practices freeing the built environment from physical barriers will ease the solutions for the other urban space problems of disabled people. Physical venues, barrier-free for all students with disabilities and other individuals, to ensure unobstructed Access to the Turkish standards concerning persons with disabilities to public buildings and surroundings are required to have arrangements in accordance with TS9111(2011), TS12576 (2012) and TS ISO 23599 (2012), TS 13536(2012) requirements. This study, concentrates on educational buildings, one of the public buildings, where an inclusive education model set out by ÖZEGEP is continuing in three pilot high schools. These buildings and their immediate surroundings were examined using observation and analysis techniques based on the data collection method via evaluation forms created by considering these standards. As a result the evaluation of the specified structures and their immediate surroundings in terms of accessibility, with evaluation of the data collected from each form, a spatial accessibility value for each activity areas (U. D.), a general accessibility values for each structure (G.U.D) and accessibility values exceeding coefficient has been identified. This spatial accessibility values (U. D.), determined in all areas of buildings and their immediate surroundings, and has enabled the assessment of the deficiencies identified in the context of each form. Sample problems identified in each area is used to determine what might be the necessary structural interventions via the field study regarding national and international standards and examined their applicability in order to bring solutions.