Pertinence of universal design and accessibility in mosque for people with disabilities / Farah Nuratiqah Rusli and Md Azree Othuman Mydin

Rusli, Farah Nuratiqah and Othuman Mydin, Md Azree (2018) Pertinence of universal design and accessibility in mosque for people with disabilities / Farah Nuratiqah Rusli and Md Azree Othuman Mydin. In: 3rd Undergraduate Seminar on Built Environment and Technology 2018 (USBET2018), September 2018, Universiti Teknologi Mara Perak Branch.

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Abstract

Malaysia is a country which is known for the heavy Islamic moral values presence in its culture and traditions. Mosques in Malaysia are well known for their beauty and captivating architecture. There are 5,300 mosque that have been built in Malaysia until November 2017 and it is increasing as the
years go by but the accessibility of amenities for the Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) is still a major problem. The mosque is not just for those without disability; therefore it is important to provide them an equal opportunity to perform congregational prayers together with other devoted Muslims and help them perform their responsibility and their social roles. All the way through history, community attitudes and physical obstructions in the built environment have barred PwDs from fully participating in the society. These days, along with the emergence in the PwDs population, the mission for
impartiality and equal rights has become fully-fledged. Currently, major changes in design requirements, both market-driven and legally mandated, are creating a new life system for People with Disabilities (PwDs) and a new path for designers. Hence this study focuses on the appraisal of
accessibility of amenities in 10 mosques in Penang using requirements from the current Malaysian Standards for accessibility; MS1184:2014 Code of Practice on Access for Disabled Persons to Public Buildings. The methodology of this research considers conducting access audit of case studies,
observations on site and semi-structured interviews. The expected findings are to identify whether the facilities provided match the needs of the people with disabilities. This is further supported by using the Malaysian standard (MS 1184:2014) Universal Design that fits and matches the facilities provided for various types of People with Disabilities PwDs. The access audit was done so as to assess the accessibility of facilities provision. Besides that, a semi structured interview was also conducted. The results reveal that most of the facility provisions for the disabled provided in the mosque comply with the standard MS1184:2002, but the important provision such as ramps, toilet facilities and hand rails still do not comply with this standard.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Rusli, Farah Nuratiqah
farah27395@gmail.com
Othuman Mydin, Md Azree
azree@usm.my
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Architectural drawing and design
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Islamic architecture. Moorish architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Mosques
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Mosques > Malaysia
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Islamic architecture. Moorish architecture > Malaysia
T Technology > TH Building construction > Building fittings and their installation
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak > Seri Iskandar Campus
Event Title: 3rd Undergraduate Seminar on Built Environment and Technology 2018 (USBET2018)
Event Dates: September 2018
Page Range: pp. 425-429
Official URL: https://icrp2018.wixsite.com/icrp18
Item ID: 47784
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accessibility, Disabled person, Facilities, Mosque, People with disabilities
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/47784

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