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Public Views Sought On Draft Code On Accessibility

The Code Review Committee, led by BCA, was formed in November 2005. It comprised representatives from relevant government agencies, industry players and voluntary welfare organizations (see Annex A). The aim of this Committee is to update the Code on Barrier-Free Accessibility in Buildings (BFA Code) to meet the needs of a larger group of users.

The Committee has completed its task of reviewing the BFA Code and is pleased to circulate the attached draft Code for public feedback and comments. This feedback exercise will run for a period of one month starting from 1 July 2007 . It provides an opportunity for members of the public to contribute their comments and suggestions, which would complement the Committee’s deliberations and preliminary recommendations.

Draft Code 2007

The Committee welcomes any feedback you may have on the draft Code. Such inputs would help the Committee to refine its recommendations before the revised Code is finalized for adoption. Any feedback or comment should reach this Committee before or on 31 July 2007 and attention to:

The Secretary
Code Review Committee
5 Maxwell Road
#07-00 Tower Block, MND Complex
Singapore 069110

The feedback / comment can also be submitted via the following:

Feedback Form

 
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Annex A

Members of the Code Review Committee

  1. Government Agencies
    1. Building and Construction Authority (BCA)
    2. Housing and Development Board (HDB)
    3. Land Transport Authority (LTA)
    4. National Parks Board (NParks)
    5. Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)
    6. Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS)
    7. National Council of Social Services (NCSS)


  2. Voluntary Welfare Organizations
    1. Handicaps Welfare Association (HWA)
    2. Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH)
    3. The Society for the Physically Disabled (SPD)
    4. The Singapore Action Group of Elders (SAGE)
    5. Asian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA)


  3. Industry players
    1. Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA)
    2. Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA)
    3. Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore (REDAS)