70% of shopping malls fail to have enough barrier-free facilities

(25 March 2018, Hong Kong) TREATS, a local charity and non-governmental organization which aims to promote inclusive society, has conducted a survey on the “Accessibility of Shopping Malls in Hong Kong on the Participation of Disabled and Visually Impaired Persons” from November 2017 to January 2018. To understand the barrier-free situation of our shopping malls, we visited 25 shopping malls in Hong Kong for onsite investigations to assess whether the basic facilities of the shopping centers has met the needs of people with different abilities. The survey found that the society generally lacks awareness of the criteria od a barrier-free…