Centre for Transportation and Logistic Studies of Universitas Gadjah Mada held a seminar entitled Public Awareness on Symbols Used by Drivers with Disability. This seminar presented Drs. Setia Asi Purwanta, M.Pd. (Committee on Disabilities’ Rights Protection and Fulfillment, Special Region of Yogyakarta) and Dr. Ir. Arif Wismadi, M.Sc. (Researcher from Centre for Transportation and Logistic Studies UGM). Aside from seminar, the event was also enlivened by the launching of three stickers which contain particular symbols for drivers with disability.
Setia said the mobility of such drivers has some constraints. According to Setia, if the mobility is obstructed, it will affect their life quality. Some of the available transportation systems, according to Setia, lack of accessibility. Therefore, new and legal innovations are required to give convenience for their mobility.
One of those innovations is stickers with particular symbols for them. Setia said those stickers are the result of a discussion between Centre for Transportation and Logistic Studies UGM and Committee on Disabilities’ Rights Protection and Fulfillment that had been conducted for these two past years.
There are three stickers being launched in the seminar including stickers for deaf, physical, and intellectual disabilities. Those stickers use yellow as the background color as well as black for the font and picture.
“Those stickers use a material which will glow when it is being hit by the light beam, thus other people will recognize the drivers around them,” said Setia.
On the other hand, Arif said Centre for Transportation and Logistic Studies also conducts survey and research regarding those stickers utilization toward the community. These new stickers will be evaluated after the launching. The evaluation will be done based on technical aspects, including color, size, and shape.
“These stickers make other drivers recognize the drivers with disability and make an affirmative action due to their close existence,” said Arif.