The Straits Times - Paving the way for more inclusive buildings

A new Universal Design Guide for Public Places was launched by the Minister for National Development at the opening of this year’s Singapore Universal Design Week. The minister noted that it is key for public places to be inclusive and embrace the needs of everyone in the society, and be designed for the needs of all. The BCA also announced an expansion of its Accessibility Fund and a new BCA-MSF Universal Design Mark for Family-Friendly Businesses award with the Ministry of Social and Family Development. The award will looks at not just facilities but also business and service aspects