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Mobility of functionally hindered persons in the institutions of the judicial authorities

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.08.00  Social sciences  Urbanism   

Code Science Field
T260  Technological sciences  Physical planning 

Code Science Field
5.07  Social Sciences  Social and economic geography 
Mobility, accessibility for all, court facilities, conceptual solutions, physically handicapped, blind and partially sighted, deaf and hard of hearing
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (9)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  50999  Maja Baloh  Geodesy  Researcher  2019 - 2021  13 
2.  21873  PhD Igor Bizjak  Urbanism  Head  2019 - 2021  187 
3.  17371  Jani Demšar  Geodesy  Researcher  2019 - 2021  158 
4.  23665  Nina Goršič  Urbanism  Technical associate  2019 - 2021  137 
5.  54951  Tilen Jurca  Urbanism  Researcher  2021 
6.  24753  PhD Sabina Mujkić  Urbanism  Researcher  2019 - 2021  169 
7.  05892  PhD Dalibor Radovan  Geodesy  Researcher  2019 - 2021  541 
8.  10869  MSc Roman Rener  Geodesy  Researcher  2019 - 2021  104 
9.  10488  PhD Richard Sendi  Urbanism  Researcher  2019 - 2021  350 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0505  Urban planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia  Ljubljana  5051703000  2,774 
2.  0246  Geodetic Institute of Slovenia  Ljubljana  5051649000  1,875 
In the starting points of the call for the topic "Mobility of functionally hindered persons in facilities of judicial authorities with an integrated overview of facilities and external surfaces and the creation of a systematic approach with examples of conceptual solutions for the regulation of parking lots and sanitary facilities" it is stated that it is necessary to check accessibility without obstacles for persons with different disability to the facilities of judicial authorities owned by the Republic of Slovenia and to propose system solutions to eliminate obstacles insofar as they are recognized.   The proposed project team can successfully prepare a methodology for assessing and reviewing accessibility without obstacles for persons with different disabilities to judicial authorities from the nearest public transport stops or the nearest parking areas, through the entrance to the premises itself (information desk, sanitary facilities, courtrooms, vertical communications ... ). The group may inventory, analyze and evaluate individual site locations and establish their records, which will be accessible to targeted and wider public with a view to reviewing accessibility and possible follow-up of removing any obstacles. To this end, the group has all the necessary professional competencies and technical capabilities.   The project team is proposing to implement the following objectives deriving from the theme: • Ensure the conditions for mobility and the inclusion of vulnerable, functionally impaired persons as equal members of society by removing any barriers to access to justice facilities. • Ensure quality judicial services for all citizens, regardless of any possible functional disadvantage with the "Design for All" approach. • Obtain systemic problem-solving suggestions, also suitable for other public entities with an action plan (manual) for identifying and removing barriers.   The aim of the project is, among other things, to standardize the systematic approach of universal planning and design for all in cases of judicial facilities through various architectural and mobility solutions. In this way, it can be provided to disability-friendly courts and other judicial facilities, and it also transfers the explored system approach to other public spaces. The research will be done on the basis of the preparation of a methodology for assessing access, the methodology of the census and the implementation of the inventory of obstacles to the accessibility of persons with different disabilities to the facilities of judicial authorities. Based on the inventory of the identified obstacles, an action plan (manual) will be drawn up which will show the way of identifying the obstacle, its classification, on the basis of the classification, the presentation of its solution and the manner of implementation or removal of the obstacle.
Significance for science
The task is of applicative nature and combines two different fields of science: technology and social sciences. From a technical point of view, it encounters research into the universal design of public buildings and their external surfaces, which should be as accessible as possible to all users. Universal design means designing and planning for the most vulnerable groups, thus enabling the space to be accessible to everyone, not just to individual groups of people. The subject of research is the typification of public facilities in relation to the accessibility of external and internal space, as well as the typification of functionally impaired persons, thus providing a comprehensive insight into the problem of mobility of impaired persons to and in public buildings, as well as a systematic approach to planning that applies to other types of public buildings. In addition, methods, knowledge and results can be transferred to other disciplines dealing with disability and mobility issues for people with disabilities, which is, last but not least, one of the key issues in the development of smart cities and accessibility to services for all residents in urban areas. Advanced technologies such as GPS for the navigation of blind and visually impaired people, smartphones, sensors and applications that allow mobility of vulnerable groups are still not integrated with navigation systems inside buildings (Beacon and other technological solutions), so comprehensive system planning is optimal a solution for the effective mobility of vulnerable groups, while at the same time it is more affordable than the development of new technological solutions. Standardization of solutions, together with data access (open data) through a database and a review of them through a public viewer, allows the dissemination of results and potential for the development of new tools and services for safe mobility of all population groups.   From the sociological point of view, the task includes a strategy for the behaviour of disabled people with regard to accessibility or inaccessibility of judicial facilities, which will be enabled on the basis of tests. The behaviour of a disabled person depends on the type and category of disability, and in particular the degree and type of disability. The cognitive strategies used by a disabled person to carry out an everyday task can be completely different from the strategies of a sensory and mentally unreliable person. The reason is the disability disabled, which prevents the usual work done, therefore such a person needs the help of another person or a technical device. This assistance also does not allow the normal execution of a task, but usually only reduces the obstacle. For science, qualitative and quantitative assessment of the performance of a technical device, equipment or service is of particular importance, the degree of reduction of impairment, as well as an assessment of the behavioural response of the person using the equipment. On the basis of such assessments, it is possible to create indicators that improve the quality of life and are quite difficult to measure.   Due to the ageing of the population, the share of people with functional impairments in Slovenia is increasing and in a few years, the share will be significantly higher, which is why the social problem will be even greater. The task as a whole is therefore important for the development of all occupations dealing with disability since it will be necessary to redefine concepts and taxonomy (categorization) disability and the definition of (non) discrimination.
Significance for the country
The project will be useful for the development of the economy in order to promote two positive activities: the development and standardization of technological equipment, architectural and mobility solutions, as well as the creation of new proposed solutions and in this way the creation of new jobs in the economy.   The development of technological equipment, services and other architectural and mobility solutions are aimed at many types and categories of disability. Smart accessibility solutions can be modified and used in the case of other public and private facilities, and by linking other professions, enabling a global and wide use market. They also have exceptional potential for other smart specialization services, especially in the areas of smart cities and communities, smart buildings, sustainable mobility and logistics, and above all the quality of the living environment of people with disabilities. The need for such solutions will be even greater in the future due to the ageing of the population. With new integrated solutions that can lead even to the standardization or unification of planning solutions set at the state level in the coming years, there will be an increased sale of such solutions, which will enable the development of new jobs from the perspective of industry and service providers.   The mobility of functionally impaired people is an actual challenge facing increasingly advanced countries, but at the same time, with the ageing of the population in most developed countries, this problem is still increasing, and effective value-added solutions represent a global and profitable move in the information age.
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