Obstacles Facing Disabled People in Accessing the Historical and Archaeological Sites in Jordan

Authors

  • Mohammad Abed Sakarneh Associate Professor, Department of Special Education, Princess Rahma University College, Al Balqa Applied University, P.O.Box. 206, Salt 19117, Jordan
  • Hiam Jameel Katanani Associate Professor, Department of Special Education, Princess Rahma University College, Al Balqa Applied University, P.O.Box. 206, Salt 19117, Jordan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36941/jesr-2021-0045

Keywords:

Accessing, Archaeological Sites, Disabled People, Historical sites, Obstacles

Abstract

Despite the growing numbers of disabled individuals in the global population, issues of accessibility prevent them from accessing tourism sites and leisure activities. The purpose of this study is to identify the obstacles preventing people with disabilities from accessing historical and archaeological sites in Jordan. Using a sample of disabled people in Jordan and structured questionnaires, their views are collected and analyzed quantitatively. Descriptive statistics was used in the study to highlight the different features and perceptions of disabled people in relation to accessing tourism and leisure activities. The main issues identified as obstacles include the intrinsic factors such as their fear of doing something by themselves and the requirements imposed by their disabilities in accessing the services.

 

Received: 10 December 2020 / Accepted: 10 February 2021 / Published: 5 March 2021

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Published

2021-03-05

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Sakarneh, M. A. ., & Katanani, H. J. . (2021). Obstacles Facing Disabled People in Accessing the Historical and Archaeological Sites in Jordan. Journal of Educational and Social Research, 11(2), 267. https://doi.org/10.36941/jesr-2021-0045

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