Belajar Memahami Apa Itu Inclusive Design

Learn to Understand What Inclusive Design Is

What is inclusive design? In general, inclusive design is a design that is created so that it can be used by everyone, regardless of gender, age or physical condition.

In inclusive design or what is also often called inclusive design, the conditions of people with disabilities are really taken into account. What is meant by people with disabilities here are people who have limitations, both physically and mentally, which include limitations in bodily functions, activities and participation in the social environment of society.

Some examples of people with disabilities are blind people who cannot see, quadriplegics who have physical disabilities, or mentally retarded people who have mental retardation.

Inclusive design exists to accommodate various human conditions so that everyone can equally utilize existing facilities, for example sidewalks or pedestrian paths.

The use of inclusive design does not only apply to public open spaces, but also to buildings such as malls, hospitals, campuses, and so on.

To better understand what inclusive design is , we will review several examples below:

1. Sidewalk Design

The yellow part of the tile on the sidewalk is called the Yellow Line or Guiding Block . Its function is to make it easier for the blind to walk along the sidewalk.

The choice of yellow is intended to help blind people with low vision , who can still see dimly.

If you look in more detail, the yellow parts of the tile have different shapes. Tiles that have elongated stripes have the meaning of 'go on'. Meanwhile, tiles with a round shape mean 'stop'.

2. Stair Design in the Library

You can find this form of inclusive design not only on pedestrian paths, but also in library buildings.

One example you can see is at The Crystal of Knowledge Library on the UI Depok Campus. The library, which was inaugurated on May 13 2011, consists of 8 floors and covers an area of ​​almost 3 hectares.

When you enter it and go to the collection room, you will pass a staircase which can give you an idea of ​​what inclusive design is. This can be seen from the structure of the stairs which are wider than stairs in general, so they are still comfortable to use even if there are many people climbing them at the same time. Apart from that, these stairs are not steep and seem very sloping so that wheelchair users can comfortably go to the top floor via these stairs.

3. Immigration Office Staircase Design

After designing the sidewalks in the Kebon Sirih area and the stairs at the UI Depok Library, you can find other examples of implementing inclusive design at the Tangerang Immigration Office. The Immigration Office located on Jalan Taman Makam Pahlawan, Sukarasa, Tangerang was inaugurated in 1998.

To provide comfort for people with disabilities, this office provides a special lane for wheelchair users. This route is located at the front of the immigration office so that wheelchair users can easily enter the immigration office without having to bother climbing the stairs.

The existence of this kind of access route for wheelchair users is very important. With this kind of facility in public service offices, people who are people with disabilities will not feel discriminated against and can get their rights like other normal people.

Back to blog