An accessibility study was carried out to collect data from different amenities, particularly at tourist facilities and famous sightseeing spots in Hong Kong. The scope of the study includes the following venues:
- Arts and Performance Centres
- Computer Centres
- Convention and Exhibition Centres
- Food Courts
- Scenic Spots
- Shopping Malls
- Theme Parks
Field visits were carried out by a team of volunteers consisting of students and local citizens, including persons with disabilities and senior citizens, from July to September 2009. They had been trained to collect data for the Access Guide Project.
The surveying team followed a comprehensive set of measurement tools, based on the “Design Manual – Barrier Free Access 2008” published by the Buildings Department. Measurement of facilities at different venues were recorded, including the entrance, parking space, corridor, lift, disabled toilet, disabled guestroom etc. The data was analyzed and compiled in order to provide an accurate information for tourists visiting Hong Kong.