DUBAI // Building engineers from government organisations in the emirate have been given training on how to design buildings to improve access for people with disabilities.
The workshop was organised by the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority and included 45 engineers from a range of building development backgrounds.
The gathering was part of the Accessible Environment for Persons with Disabilities Project and aimed to improve awareness of Dubai’s new Universal Design Code.
The new regulations seek to improve accessibility for the disabled to all buildings, facilities and services. The six-day training programme included theoretical and practical training.
It covered a detailed technical inspection of the Child City and Rashidiya Bus Station to verify their eligibility with the new code.
The workshop included representatives from Dubai Executive Council, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Civil Defence, Dubai Health Authority, Community Development Authority, Knowledge and Human Development Authority and the Ministry of Education.
Representatives from Emaar, Tecom and Dubai South, as well people with disabilities, also took part.