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My dad had a stroke and every day is a torture for him as simple tasks such as walking or feeding himself have proven to be extremely difficult. I also push my father around in his wheelchair sometimes because he is unable to get around by himself. However, I realized there are no ramps or elevators in many of the places we used to frequent. Can you imagine the difficulties we face? Caregivers of the elderly, the handicapped or even people who require extra care such as expectant mothers would understand how tough many seemingly simple everyday tasks could be.
The Building and Construction Authority Singapore (BCA) understands the importance of Universal Design (UD) and has started an initiative called The Included Movement to generate greater ground-up demand and awareness of the importance of Universal Design.
BCA has also come up with a UD Short Film Competition. They are inviting 16-25 year olds who are studying in an educational institution in Singapore to create a short film about Universal Design. So join the competition and do your part in spreading awareness! You stand a chance to win cash prizes too!
Every submission will serve to brighten up the lives of the less fortunate.
1st prize: $5,000
3rd prize: $2,000
Audience choice: $1,000
I sincerely thank you for reading this post. Everybody will age and you could face the same problems some day too. As such, do share this with your friends and play your part in society as well as think of those in need. Everybody will benefit from Universal Design, including you and me!
For more information on the competition: http://ahomeforeveryone.sg/
To find out more about Universal Design: http://www.bca.gov.sg/friendlybuilding/Contents/Contents.aspx?ContId=439