Developing Accessibility for Persons with Disability in Public Places and Transport


Nazem Al Manssour


F3. Universal transport

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2014-06-18, 12:50 - 13:10


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Ministry of Social Affairs (MSA) in the United Arab Emirates is seeking to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities. Therefore, the Department of Welfare and Rehabilitation of Persons with Disability (DWRPD) cooperated with many parties such as the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai (RTA), Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing and Dubai Airport Authority to provide the accessibility for persons with disabilities and the elderly. Today the Dubai Metro, which began work in the 9/9/2009 very suitable for the use of persons with disabilities and the elderly. Including wheelchairs, walkers, and crutches users, and is suitable for people with visual impairment or hearing disability. The new Dubai airport (terminal 3) has become very Accessible for persons with disabilities and elderly enable them to travel easily. Shopping malls, hotels and some public parks are also suitable for use by persons with disabilities and the elderly.