Vision-Impairment Friendly Accessible Building Design
In Singapore, The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) champions the development and transformation of the built environment sector, in order to improve Singapore’s living environment. BCA focuses on developing a user-friendly built environment through promoting the concept of Universal Design (UD) for buildings and public places where the young, the old, and persons with disabilities can work, live and play.
BCA encourages building owners and developers to adopt UD in their developments. There are several guidelines available to raise awareness on the needs of persons with disabilities, the elderly as well as families, and guides designers in incorporating UD principles in the design of public transport facilities, hawker centres, shopping centres, and so on.
Here are two guidelines on BCA website for references:
• Code on Accessibility in the Built Environment 2019 – Appendix D
• Universal Design Guide for Public Places 2016