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Are Reasonable Accommodations for PWDs So Unreasonable?

Hasbeemasputra Abu Bakar, Community Engagement & Lived Experience Advocate, SIUMAN

14-May-24 15:00

Are Reasonable Accommodations for PWDs So Unreasonable?

With the recent Kuala Kubu Baharu state by-elections this past Saturday, also came stories of voters doing all they can to ensure they cast their ballot and exercise their democratic right. From being bedridden to having travel hundreds of kilometres, these stories are commonly reported during election seasons and while they seem inspirational, they can also contribute to the perception that processes and infrastructure don’t need to change to improve accessibility for people with disabilities - whether it’s to do with voting or any other aspect of social participation. To dive into the significance of reasonable accommodation and how we can improve overall accessibility for people with disabilities, we speak to Hasbeemasputra Abu Bakar, a community engagement and lived experience advocate from SIUMAN.

Image credit: The Accessible Icon Project

Produced by: Lim Sue Ann

Presented by: Lim Sue Ann

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