Review of Evacuation Strategies for Occupants with Disabilities

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TypeArticle
Journal titleInternal Report, Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council Canada
Volume712
Pages19
SubjectHuman behaviour
AbstractIn the past decade, there has been a great deal of interest in North America in providing equal accessibility to buildings to all people. For example, a large number of residential, office, institutional and mercantile buildings are now accessible, or being retrofitted for accessibility, to people with different degrees of disability. While accessibility is being promoted, the question of "equal egressibility" is now becoming a subject of concern. Egressibility means that, in case of an emergency, the occupants have the ability to leave a building or to reach an area of safety. It does not mean that every occupant should egress in the same manner or through the same route; rather, it intends to provide an equal level of life safety for everyone.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponsible en français: Revue des stratégies d'é vacuation concernant les personnes handicapées
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierIRC-IR-712
NRC number6838
NPARC number20359058
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Record created2012-07-20
Record modified2016-05-09
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