INCLUSIVE PUBLIC SPACE IN DINAMO PARK, KHABAROVSK
The article considers the posed problems that were solved in the course of investigations and the analysis of foreign and domestic experience of designing barrier- free environment and inclusive spaces. The study identifies factors which influence on absence of barrier-free environment and exclusion of people with additional needs from the other members of urban environment. The article analyses the comfortable and accessible territory in Khabarovsk city and takes into account the convenient moving of people with limited mobility. The specificity of designing spaces and equipment for disabled children was found. The acceptable territory for inclusive spaces was noted in the view
of analysis. The research shows that disability awareness intervention has significant and positive effects on children’s understanding and attitudes toward people with disabilities. Contact among children with different abilities is often not enough to get them playing together or to create really inclusive play experiences. Therefore, the project provides presence of special trained staff that will help children and guide them. It inspires children to design their own inventions, environments and activities. This kind of project can help to create truly inclusive play environments where children of all abilities will have skills to play together independently. Children will understand and appreciate other’s strengths and challenges and all of them will feel encouragement, respect, social and physical activity during the play. A sense of community will appear among all children.