Ramping up awareness of inclusive design

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Event demonstrators Alvin Low (seated), 33, and Wong Chuan Kai, 24, showing how ramps can help wheelchair users get around to pupils of CHIJ Primary (Toa Payoh) yesterday.

This is part of a move to get primary school pupils to learn how public spaces can be designed in an inclusive way to take into account the needs of people with disabilities.

As part of the Singapore Universal Design Week, the Building and Construction Authority rolled out an interactive vehicle fitted with design features for the disabled.

Pupils will also learn how benches and ramps are modified to meet the needs of users with disabilities.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 30, 2016, with the headline 'Ramping up awareness of inclusive design'. Print Edition | Subscribe