USAID Helps Renovate Bus Stops in Vietnam’s Quang Tri Province in Accordance with Universal Accessibility Standards

Friday, October 16, 2020

Universal design is the design of buildings, products, or environments to make them accessible to all people, regardless of age, disability, or other factors. Last year, USAID’s Raising Voices Creating Opportunities project supported the development of universal transportation design criteria to assist authorities in identifying priority issues to improve accessibility of transportation systems. In May 2020, USAID’s Raising Voices Creating Opportunities project and the Ministry of Transportation’s Transport Development Strategy Institute used this set of criteria to conduct a comprehensive survey in Quang Tri province. Survey results showed that bus stations do not have ramps or other access points to accommodate persons with disabilities. In response, USAID’s Raising Voices Creating Opportunities project coordinated with Quang Tri Department of Transportation to renovate three bus stops in accordance with universal accessibility standards.

So What? USAID is helping improve physical access to public transportation, thus facilitating the freedom of movement as well as improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities and the aging population in Vietnam.

Last updated: October 16, 2020

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