These M’sians Are Starting A Crowdsourced Map Of KL So People With Disabilities Can Access Safe Venues & Spaces

Kuala Lumpur may be the capital of the nation, but it’s no secret that the city isn’t accessible for many with physical disabilities. Pavements are uneven, potholes are plenty, and ramps for wheelchair-users are few and far between.

Meet the Malaysians making a positive change

source: NakSeni

Armani, Nurul, and Miza are advocates for accessibility and inclusivity, and are introducing an inclusive crowdsourced map for accessible, safe venues and spaces.

The project is called IncluCity by NakSeni.

While the map is aimed to support the persons with disability (PWD) community, it can also serve senior citizens, families with small children, and those who may have temporary or situational disabilities as well.

source: NakSeni

When Armani, one of the founders, was asked what made her and her team come up with this idea, she said, “If I were to invite my wheelchair user friend to meet at a cafe, I would need to check if the venue and its facilities cater to wheelchair users like her. That’s where our platform comes in”.

According to NakSeni, IncluCity could potentially assist an estimated 45,355 PWDs in KL. This potential app will mainly consist of the accessibility rating, options, and filters to accommodate specific needs. Besides that, this app can be used to identify the venues where they will host excursions, assessments, a resource list, and an activity package for the PWD community.

source: NakSeni

Taking things to the next level

Now, the founders have taken the opportunity to elevate their project by participating in the Creative KL Urban Challenge, organised by ThinkCity. The Creative KL Urban Challenge is looking for innovative urban solutions under themes like reimagining urban housing, creating a better environment for all, and enhancing urban accessibility.

Winners will receive up to RM200,000 in order to implement their solution.

IncluCity by NakSeni has been chosen as one of the finalists. They need your support to win this challenge. You can vote for them through ThinkCity’s official voting page.  Voting closes on 20 September.

Potential sponsors and collaborators can reach out to the founders by emailing [email protected]

Together, we can make a difference in KL city.