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dc.contributor.authorGamache, Stephanie
dc.contributor.authorMorales, Ernesto
dc.contributor.authorNoreau, Luc
dc.contributor.authorDumont, Israël
dc.contributor.authorLeblond, Jean
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-05T07:03:14Z
dc.date.available2018-06-05T07:03:14Z
dc.date.issued2018-05-31
dc.identifier.citationGamache, S. [et al.]. Measure of environmental accessibility (MEA): development and inter-rater reliability. "Journal of Accessibility and Design for All", 31 Maig 2018, vol. 8, núm. 1, p. 1-32.
dc.identifier.issn2013-7087
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/117814
dc.description.abstractThe Measure of accessibility to urban infrastructures for adults with physical disabilities was first published in 2012 and proved to have good inter-rater reliability. Yet, the format (more user-friendly) and content (updated references and labels) of this instrument needed to be improved. Therefore, a new version, now entitled Measure of Environmental Accessibility (MEA), was developed to provide professionals and individuals defending the rights of persons with disabilities with a more user-friendly, objective measure of accessibility of exterior and interior urban infrastructures for adults with mobility, visual and hearing impairments. The aim of this paper is to present the improvements made in this new version and evaluate its inter-rater reliability. This cross-sectional study for inter-rater reliability was conducted by a student in occupational therapy and a student in architecture who performed 30 MEA evaluations of public infrastructures. Inter-rater reliability was evaluated using Gwet’s AC1 statistic. Most items (71%, 626/882) had AC1 values ranging from good to excellent. Some items had lower inter-rater reliability coefficients (12%, 108/882, p-value <0.05) and a few had non-significant coefficients (6%, 52/882, p-value ≥0.05). These items are distributed unevenly in the MEA. Thus, it is impossible to predict which items are less appropriate. Another 96 items (11%) did not have a Gwet’s AC1 value since both raters did not observe the evaluated element. The MEA is a reliable accessibility measure for urban built environments. Its new content and format make it a useful tool for individuals involved in the design or renovation of the built environment to improve accessibility and, therefore, inclusion of individuals with disabilities.
dc.format.extent33 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCàtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC)
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Urbanisme
dc.subject.lcshPeople with disabilities
dc.subject.otherAccessibility
dc.subject.otherAssessment
dc.subject.otherMotor disabilities
dc.subject.otherVisual disabilities
dc.subject.otherHearing disabilities
dc.subject.otherIntellectual disabilities
dc.subject.otherCognitive disabilities
dc.titleMeasure of environmental accessibility (MEA): development and inter-rater reliability
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacDiscapacitats
dc.identifier.doi10.17411/jacces.v8i1.141
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://www.jacces.org/index.php/jacces/article/view/141/194
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
local.citation.publicationNameJournal of Accessibility and Design for All
local.citation.volume8
local.citation.number1
local.citation.startingPage1
local.citation.endingPage32


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