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Accessibility of emergency evacuation of persons with disabilities in public swimming pools in Barcelona, Spain: a review of literature and regulations

Author
Rovira-Beleta, E.; Cuerva, E.; Planas, C.; Alavedra, P.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Architectural engineering and design management
Date of publication
2015
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1080/17452007.2015.1056720 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/85164 Open in new window
Abstract
Over the past four decades, many actions to promote access to and use of buildings by persons with disabilities have been effective. Different criteria, parameters, research and regulations have evolved in this area, enhancing the personal autonomy of the users of buildings. However, important deficiencies persist regarding accessibility in cases of emergency evacuation, especially in public buildings or in those that host special events. Consequently, the evacuation of users with disabilities i...
Citation
Rovira-Beleta, E., Cuerva, E., Planas, C., Alavedra, P. Accessibility of emergency evacuation of persons with disabilities in public swimming pools in Barcelona, Spain: a review of literature and regulations. "Architectural engineering and design management", 2015.
Keywords
accessibility, competition swimming pool facilities, emergency evacuation, fire protection, people with disabilities
Group of research
GRIC - Group of Construction Research and Innovation

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