The Building and Construction Authority in Singapore has updated its Universal Design Guide for Public Places – one of the initiatives under their “Action Plan for Successful Ageing”. The document is structured into chapters, each dealing with a particular aspect of the built environment such as arrival at the building, and wayfinding and information systems. The guide includes Top 10 features for seniors and Top 10 features for families. The guide is supported by the updated Code on Accessibility in the Built Environment. Family Friendly provisions are included in this.
Singapore has also introduced awards for universal design, and designers and builders can get assessed to have the UD Mark applied to their work.
The inclusion of families in these publications shows how Singapore has moved on from access for people with disability to inclusion for everyone.