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Overview of universal design application and accessibility in major cities of ASEAN countries

Abdul Rahim, Asiah and Abd Samad, Nur Amirah and Che Rahim, Che Raiskandar (2015) Overview of universal design application and accessibility in major cities of ASEAN countries. In: THE 2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ASEAN COMMUNITY 2015, MALAYSIA,Theme: Issues, Opportunities and Challenges in the Context of Infrastructure and Linkages, 2nd & 3rd March 2015, Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design, International Islamic University Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to oversee the application of Universal Design and accessibility for people with disabilities (PwDs) in several major cities of ASEAN countries that are Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. Previous studies show that the ageing and disabled population in this region increasing rapidly. In addition the aged population above 65 years by 2050 showed a high percentage. If any of the government and private sectors of each countries are not prepared to facilitate their infrastructure with good facilities for PwDs, buildings typologies on various use such education, workplace, recreational and tourist spots, sports facilities, transportation hubs be it on sea, land and airport, and various types of physical facilities, thus users especially the people with disabilities (wheelchair users, vision impaired, hearing impaired, those who are walking using stick and those who have learning difficulties) at the end will lose their opportunity to be at par with other developed countries in terms to have better quality of life, work opportunity and others which able bodies should enjoy their lives. Most of ASEAN countries are members of United Nation Economic and Social Commission of Asia Pacific (UNESCAP) and most have signed Proclamation Decade for People With Disabilities 1993-2002, and 2003 – 2012, and therefore these countries should implemented all listed items written in Biwako Millenium Framework (BMF) for Action Towards and Inclusive, Barrier Free and Right Based Society for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and The Pacific, October 2002 and for the next current decade, the declaration on the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2013–2022, and the Incheon Strategy to “Make the Right Real” for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific. Keywords: universal design and accessibility, people with disabilities, Incheon Strategy, ASEAN Countries, code of practice and standards.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3061/47256
Uncontrolled Keywords: universal design and accessibility, people with disabilities ,Incheon Strategy,ASEAN Countries, code of practice an d standards
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2545.A1 Architecture and people with disabilities
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Prof. Dato' Sri Ar. Dr. Asiah Abdul Rahim
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2016 21:23
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2016 21:23
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/47256

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