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Title: Inclusivity of public sanitary infrastructure provisions for persons with physical disabilities: a case study of Bindura urban, Zimbabwe
Authors: Chigunwe, Gilliet
Issue Date: 2017
Abstract: The study was set to assess compliance of the Bindura local authority with legal instruments of inclusivity of people with physical disabilities. The following research objectives were adopted: to establish whether Bindura Municipality had strategies to approve development plans for public sanitary infrastructure; to ascertain availability of by-laws on inclusive provision of sanitary infrastructure in Bindura Municipality; to assess the inclusivity of sanitary infrastructure in schools; and, to seek the views of people with disabilities regarding accessibility of public toilets. The study adopted a mixed methodology. The method used was concurrent embedded method and qualitative methodology was dominant in this method. The descriptive survey design was used to collect data. Questionnaires, interviews, and observations were used to collect data. Population consisted of the local authority key stakeholders, persons with disabilities, parents and teachers of children with disabilities. The population of the study was conveniently and purposely selected. Maximal variation sampling was adopted by this study. Selected Bindura urban public toilets were used as study sites for gathering observation data. Although Zimbabwe has specific national instruments on equal participation of persons with disabilities in accessing public amenities, the study revealed that the Bindura Local Authority by-laws did not reflect these. Most toilets in Bindura urban were not accessible and inclusive of persons with physical disabilities The research recommended that the Bindura Municipality put in place specific institutions for monitoring inclusivity of public sanitary infrastructure. It should develop by-laws that specify inclusion of people with disabilities as well as align its by-laws with the legal instruments of inclusivity of the country. The local authority, in collaboration with the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education should put in place instruments that monitor accessibility of toilets in schools for pupils with disabilities
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URI: lis.zou.ac.zw:8080/dspace /handle/0/391
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