Title Universal Design Evaluation and Suggestions Regarding the Barrier-Free Certification System
Authors 오현서(Oh, Hyun-Seo) ; 조영행(Cho, Young-Hang) ; 이재용(Lee, Jae-Yong)
DOI https://doi.org/10.5659/JAIK.2022.38.4.35
Page pp.35-42
ISSN 2733-6247
Keywords Evaluation; Universal Design; Checklist; Barrier-Free Certification
Abstract This study aims to reanalyze barrier-free certification based on universal design, develop universal design evaluation criteria, and evaluate buildings certified by barrier-free certification. Literature studies and site visits to five office buildings located in Busan and Gyeongsangnam-do were examined. Upon analysis, their office facilities for the disabled regarding obstruction of obstacles, comfort of space and facility convenience applied to the general public reflected significantly low scores. Additionally, the installation of convenient facilities in their barrier-free certification revealed low scores. These results verified the necessity of universal design evaluation criteria. Specific case studies and continuous research on universal design needs to better reflect the relevant system and its policies. After evaluating buildings certified by barrier-free certification that focus on access and use for disabled people, pregnant women, the elderly, and public, this study has the potential to provide direction for improving future evaluation guidelines.