Arina Hayati, Muhammad Faqih : Accessibility Problems of Public Facilities for Disabled People in the Context of Surabaya, Indonesia
Journal of Humanities and Social Science (HSS)
Accessible design Public facilities Disabled people Indonesia
Even though the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has been signed by all states and by regional integration organization on 2007, in developing countries, providing barrier free environment is still questionable. Indonesia for example, the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Person with Disability has been signed by Indonesian Government on 2011 and this implementation is ongoing. Surabaya for example, for the last few years has improved public facilities (such as pedestrian ways and open space) to become accessible for disabled people. Yet those improvements are still misleading and have been failed to provide friendly environment especially for disabled people and elderly.
The objectivity of this paper is to investigate the realization of accessible design in public facilities in Surabaya specifically in pedestrian ways and public open space (recreational facilities). Observation in field study is conducted as research methods and description analysis is used. The result shows that even though accessible design in public facilities has been supported by Indonesian law and local government, its implementations are failed and the process of its planning and design have not been well informed to and participated by disabled people. Therefore, disabled people are still struggle to do their activities and needs in public facilities.