Public Health: Mobility Aids for PWDs - Do They Belong On The Roads?
Azrul Mohd Khalib, CEO, Galen Centre for Health & Social Policy | Assoc Prof Dr Naziaty Mohd Yaacob, Department Of Architecture, Faculty Of Built Environment, University of Malaya | Edmund Lim, Co-Founder and President, Persatuan WeCareJourney
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If you’re a person with a disability, or a caregiver, you’re probably familiar with the trials of having to navigate a wheelchair around poorly-designed public spaces, which may include unsafe walkways, busy roads, and inaccessible buildings. Now, imagine being told that, instead of having these facilities improved to meet your needs, your wheelchair and other personal mobility aids used by PWDs will be banned from public roads and areas involving mixed traffic flow. We check in with Assoc Prof Dr Naziaty Mohd Yaacob, Department Of Architecture, Faculty Of Built Environment, University of Malaya, and Edmund Lim, Co-Founder and President of Persatuan WeCareJourney, to find out how this affects people with disabilities, and what needs to be improved urgently.
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Produced by: Tee Shiao Eek
Presented by: Tee Shiao Eek
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Categories: social issues, health policy
Tags: personal mobility aid, micromobility vehicles, the bigger picture, health and living, disabilities, wheelchair,