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Universal Design Guide

Universal Design Guide for Public Places 2016

The new Universal Design Guide developed by the Building and Construction Authority is one of the initiatives under the "Action Plan for Successful Ageing" by the Ministerial Committee on Ageing. It provide good practice guide on the designs of the built environment to make it safe and accessible for everyone - the young, the old and persons with different disabilities. Designing for inclusiveness will ensure that everyone can enjoy living, working, learning and playing in a user-friendly environment that takes into consideration their needs and abilities.

Universal Design Guide for Public Places 2016
Introduction to User Needs
Chapter One

Introduction to User Needs

Universal Design is the design of products and environment to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialised design...

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Arriving at the Building
Chapter Two

Arriving at the Building

The provision of an inclusive built environment starts as the user leaves the house to undertake a journey...

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Access Around and Within the Building
Chapter Three

Access Around and Within the Building

Walking is a common and natural activity for most people. But for an older person, it must not be taken for granted that this will be easy...

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Sanitary Facilities
Chapter Four

Sanitary Facilities

Sanitary facilities should be designed to accommodate users of all ages, as well as persons with disabilities who may be independent, accompanies or assisted...

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Way Finding and Information Systems
Chapter Five

Way Finding and Information Systems

A well-designed building layout, with clear circulation routes that are easy to follow, will help people navigate to their destinations...

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Facilities and Elements Within the Building
Chapter Six

Facilities and Elements Within the Building

Good illumination is essential for everyone. It enables people to move around safely and independently...

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Family-friendly Facilities
Chapter Seven

Family-friendly Facilities

Recommended family-friendly facilities and features...

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Public Transport Buildings
Chapter Eight-One

Public Transport Buildings

A holistic public transport system helps people move about to engage in meaningful activities in everyday life...

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Hawker Centres and Eating Outlets
Chapter Eight-Two

Hawker Centres and Eating Outlets

Hawker centres and food outlets are popular destinations for cooked food...

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Supermarkets and Retail Outlets
Chapter Eight-Three

Supermarkets and Retail Outlets

A pleasant shopping experience can be achieved with well-design routes and signage, as well as thoughtful planning and layout...

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Community Clubs
Chapter Eight-Four

Community Clubs

Community clubs are social spaces that bring together people of all ages and background through a variety of programmes...

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Precinct Facilities in Public Housing
Chapter Eight-Five

Precinct Facilities in Public Housing

Recreational facilities in precincts, neighbourhood parks and common greens are valuable for social interaction and community bonding...

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Parks and Open Spaces
Chapter Eight-Six

Parks and Open Spaces

Parks and open spaces are an integral part of urban living, providing greenery and activity spaces for the public...

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Top 10 Senior-friendly Features
Top 10 Design Points

Top 10 Senior-friendly Features

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Top 10 Family-friendly Features
Top 10 Design Points

Top 10 Family-friendly Features

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