Appropriate Design in Infrastructure Sector Oct 2004

Integrating Appropriate Measures for People with Disabilities in the Infrastructure Sector  Oct 2004

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) commissioned this background study through GTZ, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit to advance the inclusion of disability considerations in development cooperation. The aim of this report is to provide an overview of the key infrastructure issues related to disability and development. Chapter 1 provides a general framework on disability sensitive development planning applicable to all sectors. Chapter 2 discusses how disability should be taken into account especially in water and sanitation, transport infrastructure and energy projects. A summary and the recommendations derived from the study can be found in Chapter 3. . At the end there is a list of key source material to be consulted for detailed information and guidance.
This study is based mainly on material that can be accessed by all users on the web. It is intended to serve users as an “electronic bookshelf” on disability and development particularly on issues related to infrastructure projects. It contains direct links to a number of related web pages and source material in the text and in the endnotes. By clicking the endnote index the cursor moves to the note and displays the document title, the web address, as well as providing the direct link to the source. The documents were accessed on the 20th September 2004.
At the end of the report there is a list of key source material which is central to the main topics discussed. The paper version contains only the key source material. The specific references in the endnotes can only be accessed through the electronic version of this document.