The Investigation of University Buildings Environments with Regard to Turkish Standards on Accessibility: Gazi University Faculty of Education Buildings


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Mızrak G., Güngör C. , Sahil S.

Gazi University Journal of Science Part B: Art Humanities Design and Planning, vol.9, no.3, pp.251-264, 2021 (International Refereed University Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Title of Journal : Gazi University Journal of Science Part B: Art Humanities Design and Planning
  • Page Numbers: pp.251-264

Abstract

The accessibility problem encountered in many public buildings due to the built environment is also seen in educational buildings. This study is important in terms of evaluating the accessibility of university buildings and their environments that have great importance in public buildings, so that the education right, which is one of the fundamental rights and freedoms, can be fully and completely enjoyed by disabled people like healthy people. Universities are institutions that contribute to the social and cultural development of young people beyond their educational, research and vocational functions. For this reason, university buildings and their environments; should be equally accessible to all people, as it is an important socialization area, as well as the right of disabled people to access information and acquire a profession. In this article, Gazi University Education Faculty Buildings (Bosna&Hersek) in Ankara were chosen as the study area and as the limitations of this study, the physically disabled, hearing impaired and visually impaired people will be determined. The accessibility of the buildings environment and entrances will be examined through the relevant inquiry forms which created by using TS9111(2011) and TS12576(2012), and the existing incompatibilities will be determined, the accessibility level of the building’s environment will be determined. Thanks to the observation and examination to be made, it will be possible to contribute to the determination of the arrangements to be made in order to improve the accessibility level of the selected area, as well as to create a feedback for the designer.