GEOLINKS International Conference 2020, Book 2
GREEN DESIGN AND SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE
THE PERCEPTION OF ARCHITECTURAL BARRIERS IN SOSNOWIEC MUNICIPIAL OFFICE FROM DISABLE PERSON POINT OF VIEW
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Radosław Wolniak
The paper concentrate on problems connected with problems of peoples with disability. The main aims of the paper is to measure the level of quality of service in the case of architectural barriers in municipal offices by peoples in disability. We made following hypothesis: the types of disability significantly affects the perception of quality of services in municipal office regarding architectural barrier. The problem of satisfaction of people with disability in the case of architectural barriers in municipal office in Sosnowiec was analyzed from type of disability point of view. We distinguished five main types of disability in the paper: sensory impairment – a lack, damage or disorder of sensory analysers’ function (this category includes the blind, the visually impaired, the deaf, hard of hearing persons and people with visual and auditory perception disorders); intellectual impairment – mental retardation; social functioning impairment – disorders of neural and emotional balance; communication impairment – hindered verbal contact (speech impediments, autism, stammering); motor impairment – people with motor organ dysfunction. On the basis of that are discussed in this publication the research, we can conclude that the overall assessment of architectural barriers for people with disabilities is as in the case of the Municipal Office in Sosnowiec at an average level. The problems focus mainly on matters of specialized service selected groups of customers with disabilities who require further elaboration. Another type of problem is to issue a limited number of parking spaces for the disabled, but for objective reasons, it will be difficult to solve. Also we can say that the assessment of the architectural barriers by peoples with various types of disability vary significantly. The architectural barriers are the problem especially for people with motor disabilities – those persons are going to municipal office often and because of type of their disability barriers within the office and near the office is the big problem for them. The results are supporting the hypothesis that the type of disability affects perception of architectural barriers by peoples with disabilities.
sustainable architecture architectural barriers, disability, municipal office, public space, smart city