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dc.contributor.authorSoydaş Çakır, Hülya
dc.contributor.authorTosun, Anıl
dc.date.accessioned2023-06-09T09:44:01Z
dc.date.available2023-06-09T09:44:01Z
dc.date.issued2022-11-30
dc.identifier.citationSoydaş Çakır, H.; Tosun, A. Universal design approach to analysis of physical environment for users with multiple sclerosis. "Journal of Accessibility and Design for All", 30 Novembre 2022, vol. 12, núm. 2, p. 284-319.
dc.identifier.issn2013-7087
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/388448
dc.description.abstractThe concept of Universal Design aims for the utilization of every product and environment for every individual without the need for further adaptation. The frequent occurrence of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in societies has necessitated a more innovative and exploratory approach to the field of design. Many of the products and built environments encountered by individuals with MS in their daily lives fall short in terms of meeting safety and accessibility needs. It is essential to establish the correct design approach so that users with MS can meet their needs easily and safely without depending on others. In this research, the problems encountered by users with MS in their residences were evaluated within the framework of Universal Design principles, and design recommendations were stated using a sample case in Turkey. Throughout the study, accessibility challenges, mobility, fatigue and balance problems, vision and lighting conditions, climatization and noise sensitivity, and psychological issues were primarily considered. The residence of the sample user with MS was examined in detail, and an in-depth interview was conducted during the research. The difficulties and life routines of the user with MS were observed and identified. Home design solutions associated with Universal Design principles were represented so that the users with MS have safe and accessible housing regarding their physiological and psychological conditions. The highlighted proposals may contribute to architectural design to make modifications for comfortable and safe housing in related cases having similar symptoms with MS. Future research can benefit from these findings and proposals to provide innovative approaches, develop policies, and conduct interdisciplinary studies on related design issues.
dc.format.extent36 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Arquitectura::Disseny::Interiorisme
dc.subject.lcshBarrier-free design
dc.subject.lcshMultiple sclerosis
dc.subject.otherUniversal design
dc.subject.otherMultiple sclerosis
dc.subject.otherMS
dc.subject.otherHome design
dc.subject.otherAccessibility
dc.titleUniversal design approach to analysis of physical environment for users with multiple sclerosis
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacSupressió de barreres arquitectòniques
dc.subject.lemacEsclerosi múltiple
dc.identifier.doi10.17411/jacces.v12i2.339
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
local.citation.pubplaceVilanova i la Geltrú
local.citation.publicationNameJournal of Accessibility and Design for All
local.citation.volume12
local.citation.number2
local.citation.startingPage284
local.citation.endingPage319


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