Perspectives on Accessibility and Its Users Amongst Practicing Danish Landscape Architects

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This paper presents findings from 15 interviews of randomly selected Danish landscape architectural offices focusing on how these work with and understand accessibility. The paper finds that Danish landscape architects mostly understand accessibility and its users in relation to existing building regulations. Moreover, in finding that the informants possessed a limited professional vocabulary for understanding accessibility, the paper discusses the type of knowledge requested and by, and necessary for, Danish landscape architects to gain a more reflective understanding of accessibility and its users. Towards such ends, universal design can help the profession. However, with only a few informants mentioning ideas related to universal design, this indicates that more education is needed for universal design to provide a different perspective on accessibility and its users amongst Danish landscape architects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransforming our World through Universal Design for Human Development
Number of pages8
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
Publication date2022
ISBN (Print)978-1-64368-304-1
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-64368-305-8
Publication statusPublished - 2022
SeriesStudies in Health Technology and Informatics

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  • Accessibility, Denmark, landscape architecture, universal design

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