Inclusive Spaces 2019 brought together Singapore-based tertiary students and persons with physical disabilities to co-create and co-design solutions to improve its shopping malls, making them more inclusive spaces for persons with physical disabilities.
With National University of Singapore students and ambassador for Society for the Physically Disabled joining hands, the winning solution by team ENpower utilised a creative and barrier-free furniture set in an open space concept that allows mall patrons with disabilities to pre-book a table digitally and for mall tenants to extend their holding capacity during peak hours in a comfortable and inclusive manner.
We want the mall to be a place where people can gather… where families can come, even with disabled family members. So with this in mind, we think the malls must be inclusive, must be open to people with disabilities."
-Low Chee Wah, CEO, Frasers Property Retail
"I think it’s a very good step by Frasers moving in this direction because we get to see the maturity of the corporate itself."
- Alister Ong, People with Disabilities, Team ENpower (winning team)
"A very good initiative. It’s about time we bring this issue of inclusive spaces to the forefront for the man on the street."
- Lim Puay Tiak, Chairman, ASEAN Disability Forum and member of the judging panel
“After taking part in this hackathon, we have gained more empathy for persons with disabilities and will be advocating to our friends to be more understanding and inclusive.”
- Eileen Teoh, Student, ENpower (winning team)