A Study on the Fire Drill Behavior Characteristics in Rehabilitation Center for Visually Impaired Persons

시각장애인 복지관의 화재 피난행태 특성분석 연구

Lee, Jeong-Soo;Kwon, Heung-Soon;Kim, Eung Sik

  • Received : 2015.05.08
  • Accepted : 2015.08.06
  • Published : 2015.08.31


This study focused on the architectural, interior and management guidelines in rehabilitation center for visually impaired persons. For these purposes, we reviewed the movement behaviors and the characteristics of fire drill in rehabilitation center for visually impaired persons. The results are as follows. : First, the liner circulation paths and interior landmarks are recommended, and dwelling units and program rooms should be located in ground floor for barrier free evacuation. Second, It is important to establish continuous handrail, variations of paving patterns and materials, good color definition, tactile informations and directional sound. Third, it is necessary to serve more specified architectural, interior, and management guidelines according to impaired prototypes.


Visually Impaired Person;Rehabilitation Center;Fire Drill;Movement Behavior


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