Senator Ras Adiba calls for an inclusive financial system for PwDs

Senator Ras Adiba advocates for an inclusive financial system for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs), recommending regulations to enable PwDs to conduct banking transactions through online and mobile channels. She emphasizes the need for digital accessibility, urging the government to implement an Inclusive Financial Policy to address the various challenges faced by the PwD community and ensure disabled-friendly banking services. Adiba highlights the importance of a comprehensive approach involving multiple sectors to achieve financial inclusion in Malaysia.

Senator Datuk Ras Adiba Radzi has called for regulations to be introduced for a more inclusive financial system that would include Persons with Disabilities (PwD) and allow them to perform banking transactions. Adiba Radzi, said in a statement that shifting to online and mobile channels could help to improve financial accessibility for PwDs for example by removing the need to visit a physical location.

‘Most banking industries do not provide sufficient digital accessibility to PwDs and fail to meet the standards of Web Content Accessibility. I urge the government to introduce and implement Inclusive Financial Policy: Web Content Accessibility to tackle issues that occur among the PwD community’, she said ‘this includes building infrastructure and banking services that are disabled-friendly for customers with physical, mental, sensory, intellectual, and multiple disabilities’.

‘Disability issues are a cross-cutting issue that needs to be handled in a comprehensive and multi-sectoral manner. It takes a strong commitment from various parties to realise financial inclusion in Malaysia. To improve, we need to be willing and able to measure ourselves and see where we are falling short. Many organisations are working to improve diversity and inclusion in many sectors. We need the Finance Ministry’s help to solve the myriad challenges facing us today and tomorrow’, she said.