Report on Introduction of Universal Design of ICT in Earthquake Emergency Management in Pakistan
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Many people died in emergencies due to
not having proper information on safety and precautions, especially the
disabled and elderly people that do not have a source of information due to
lack of accessibility.
design has become very vital to advance teaching skills or to provide any
knowledge or safety precautions
In Pakistan, many deaths happen during an emergency due to not having proper knowledge of what to do in such a situation. That’s why the knowledge of emergency management precautions and safety is very important. Pakistani people do not have an awareness of how much lives could be saved if they focus and pay attention to safety precautions for an emergency.
An example of unawareness took place on the 25th of June 2017 at 9:25 am when an oil tanker was going from Karachi to Lahore and carrying 40,000 liters of fuel. When it was taking a sharp turn, it flipped on National Highway, Ahmedpur East. The fuel started leaking, and many nearby people from the village rushed there to collect the fuel. There were many women kids and old men as well. Everyone was collecting fuel without having an awareness that fuel can catch fire. After a couple of minutes, when many people gathered there to collect the fuel, the tanker exploded and squeezed all the nearby men, women, and children who were collecting the fuel. Approximately 123 people died in this incident, and more than 120 got injuries. (Michael, 2017)
As the focus of this research is to implement a
universally designed system to educate people about safety precautions. So, in
universal design, we cannot ignore disable, handicapped, or impaired people. It
is very rare in Pakistan that someone accepts disabled persons as a
contributing member of society. Even disabled persons are considered a burden
on the family. But we cannot ignore disabled persons, as approximately10% of
the population of the world is disabled, according to the United Nations. Like
in many other countries, disabled people are living a miserable life.
Moreover, these people should know all the possible safety precautions in an emergency. Pakistan is a low-income country; it is very expensive to provide safety precautions instructions to people, especially to the disabled or impaired persons. So, the cheapest and easy way to provide safety precautions for emergency management is to make a Universally designed website.
From the above-mentioned example, it is clear that
1. ICT is not much used as emergency management in Pakistan
2. The universal design of ICT Is not so much common in Pakistan
speed or no internet availability, electricity load shading, a virus threat,
and not having enough knowledge to use mobile features to surf the internet are
the main reasons due to which ICT is not very much used in Pakistan
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