EXAMINATION OF THE ACCESSIBILITY PROBLEM FOR THE DISABLED IN URBAN LANDSCAPE: A STUDY ON İZMİR-KONAK İNÖNÜ STREET
- 1. Department of Landscape Architecture Faculty of Agriculture, Ege University, Bornova, İzmir- Turkey
- 2. Ege University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Landscape Architecture, İzmir
Abstract: According to the principle of equality between individuals on the basis of modernity, public administrations must offer citizens the opportunity to live in without any discrimination. For this reason, the problems of the disabled people, who are an integral part of social life, need to be solved and integrated into the society. There are many problems in the integration of disabilities into the social life. Foremost among these are, lack of disability-oriented solutions in the design of the physical environment or the implementation mistakes. In this study; Inonu Street, one of the busiest streets in the city, located in İzmir-Konak province was examined. Data were obtained by taking into consideration the access problems of the disabled, weekday photo shoots and observations were performed, in which the traffic of people and vehicles is intense. The obtained data were evaluated in terms of appropriate and faulty applications for disabled people and solutions were proposed according the subject.