Social Sustainable Accessibility for People with Disabilities at Public Transport Stations through Sustainable Development Goals in Malaysia

Authors

  • Halmi Zainol Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch Malaysia
  • Haryati Mohd Isa Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia
  • Siti Rashidah Md Sakip Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia
  • Ainaa Azmi Center of Post Graduate Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v3i9.1499

Abstract

It is important to consider sustainable design for accessibility in all aspects of physical development. The accessibility of social sustainable for people with disabilities (PWDs) is essential to ensure that they do not feel segregated from the community. The facilities provided must be user-friendly at places where they live and work. Although there are common facilities for PWDs, most of them do not function well and are not convenient to be used by the disabled people. One primary way to assist them to be self-dependent and self-reliant is to improve the accessibility for people with disabilities at public transport stations

Keywords: Social; Sustainable; Disabled; PWDs

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v3i9.1499

Author Biography

Halmi Zainol, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch Malaysia

I am an Associate Professor from Faculty of Architecture Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Perak. Have been with the faculty for almost 28 years. I have produced three books in related field and published articles in academic and professional journals in planning and construction management. Appointed as an external examiner for post graduate studies from several universities and a reviewer from international journals and conferences. Also involved in research and consultancy work in the university.

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Published

2018-11-22

How to Cite

Zainol, H., Mohd Isa, H., Md Sakip, S. R., & Azmi, A. (2018). Social Sustainable Accessibility for People with Disabilities at Public Transport Stations through Sustainable Development Goals in Malaysia. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 3(9), 89-94. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v3i9.1499

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