The role of Infrastructure

Source: Paul Starkey

Damaged footbridge in Papua New Guinea illustrating the importance of both infrastructure and the maintenance of infrastructure

Parts of the text below has been taken from the World Bank site on Transport Accessibility.

The role that the physical environment (infrastructure) plays toward Social Development should not be neglected. The 1993 United Nations Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities with Persons with Disabilities, requires all UN states to:

recognize the overall importance of accessibility in the process of the equalization of opportunities in all spheres of society. For persons with disabilities of any kind, States should (a) introduce programmes of action to make the physical environment accessible; and (b) undertake measures to provide access to information and communication

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For contacting the photo source: Paul Starkey - p.h.starkey@reading.ac.uk