Commentary: True inclusivity in S'pore needs strong 'brains, limbs, arteries' — a blind advocate's personal take

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July 26, 2023

Inclusion has been an important buzzword in Singapore for the past two decades, guiding much of our direction as a nation.

We can see this from the development of our physical infrastructure, as evident from our feature in a recent BBC article entitled "4 Cities Putting Disabled Travellers First".

It celebrated Singapore’s infrastructure, touting that “more than 95 per cent of pedestrian walkways, taxi stands and bus shelters [in Singapore] are accessible to people living with a variety of impairments".  

Even our attractions like Gardens by the Bay were celebrated as “a model of accessibility”. When I was growing up in the 1980s things were quite different, and it was a lot harder for a disabled person like myself to get around our city-state.

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