By Njeri Irungu
report looking into if the status of the Built Environment in Nairobi is favourable for persons with disabilities has this afternoon been launched at a Nairobi hotel.
The report titled: Case Study Report on Inclusive Design and Accessibility of the Built Environment was made possible through data collections using various techniques to include: Face to face interviews, workshop and photo diaries with 15 stakeholders and persons with disabilities that are working and living in Nairobi.
The research was conducted in 6 countries across the world with 3 being in Asia, two in Africa and the other in South America.
Speaking during the launch, Executive Director of Kilimanjaro Blind Trust Africa Ms Suparna Biswas said: “During the data collection process we noticed that there is a disconnect between the policy and the actual Infrastructure within Nairobi and a lot of advocacy is required to change things”
The suggestion for what may make Nairobi work were:inclusive infrastructure, security, inclusive housing, a rich urban life, access to opportunitiea especially for persons living with disabilities.
The study was conducted for the period between July 2021 and December 2021.