An Investigation about Infrastructure Enhancement for the People with Disabilities

Document Type: Original Article

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Urban and regional planning Department, Saint Louis University, Philippines.

Abstract

This paper discusses the concept of accessibility for disability people and how it can be incorporated in transport planning. Accessibility refers to people’s ability to reach goods, services and activities, which is the ultimate goal of most transport activity. Many factors affect accessibility and the many obstacles facing the disabled. Accessibility can be evaluated from various perspectives, including a particular disability person, location or activity. Conventional planning tends to overlook and undervalue some of these factors and perspectives. More comprehensive analysis of accessibility in planning expands the scope of potential solutions to transport problems. This report summarizes the work undertaken in Phase I of the project, which investigated the status quo and needs and barriers in my case study (Baguio); Phase II of the project intends to assess the applicability of current guidelines and standards. Data collection tools are providing to the results of basic research and library studies and utilizing articles, publications, websites , field perceives are necessary (photograph, etc.).Analyze the results and final conclusion is obtained by classifying the contents and perceived notes, photographs, tables, diagrams, etc.

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