Accessibility of the central business district of Kumasi: perceptions of persons with disabilities

  • A. K. Danso Department of Construction Technology and Management, Faculty of Built Environment, KNUST, Kumasi
  • E. P. Tudzi Department of Land Economy, Faculty of Built Environment, KNUST, Kumasi
  • S. Hammond Department of Construction Technology and Management, Faculty of Built Environment, KNUST, Kumasi
  • K. Agyekum Department of Construction Technology and Management, Faculty of Built Environment, KNUST, Kumasi
Keywords: Central Business District; Persons with Disabilities; Kumasi

Abstract

Access for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) to places used by the public has become an issue of international concern. However, there is not much empirical research on the accessibility of Central Business Districts (CBDs) of cities in Africa. This study, undertaken in 2016 focussed on Ghana’s second largest city. Questionnaires developed from international accessibility standards were administered to 75 PWDs who used the CBD to ascertain their perspectives about its accessibility. The snowball sampling approach was used to identify the respondents. The study concludes that facilities in the CBD need to be redesigned and the city authorities also need to enforce rules that will make the CBD more accessible to PWDs.

 

Published
2021-12-01

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eISSN: 0855-0395