National Dissemination Workshop on Technical Standards of Physical Accessibility -Infrastructure for Persons with Disabilitiesaccess
On January 26-27, 2021, the Disability Action Council (DAC) Secretariat, in coordination with Humanity and Inclusion (HI), and through the support of the Australian Government through the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program, organized the National Dissemination Workshop on Technical Standards of Physical Accessibility Infrastructure for Persons with Disabilities.
The workshop aimed to disseminate and promote the implementation of technical standards of physical infrastructure accessibility for persons with disabilities including accessibility training toolkits.
Physical accessibility is not only beneficial for persons with physical impairments, but also for older people and people with moderate/severe health conditions. It also assists pregnant women and parents pushing baby strollers.
Ms. Elizabeth Adler, Second Secretary of the Australian Embassy to Cambodia stated in her welcoming remarks: “I would like to express my appreciation to DAC and HI for the very positive collaboration in progressing the important agenda of physical accessibility. Accessibility will help address one of the main challenges facing persons with physical impairment in their daily life.”
H.E. Em Chan Makara, Secretary of State to Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSVY) and Secretary General of the DAC Secretariat mentioned in this open remark that “although persons with disabilities equip with knowledge and capacity, they cannot benefit or are unable to acquire any opportunities if physical accessibility-infrastructure, transportation and communication are missing in our community”.
HI is one of 14 Implementing Partners funded by the Government of Australia through the ACCESS Program and to support DAC Secretariat in term of technical guideline development including Technical Standards of Physical Infrastructure Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities.