Associations and Facilities for the Disabled in Jakarta

Overview of where to go and what to do if you are mobility, sight or hearing impaired and living in or visiting Jakarta, with information on the local organisations and facilities...

The Indonesian Disabled Persons Association (Persatuan Penyandang Cacat Indonesia - PPCI) is a non-profit organisation and the umbrella organisation for people with disabilities in Indonesia.

  • Indonesian Disabled Persons Association
    At: Jalan Teuku Cik Di Tiro no. 34, Jakarta 10310
    Tel: (021) 391 6647
    Fax: (021) 391 6764

The Indonesian Disabled Women’s Association (Himpunan Wanita Penyandang Cacat Indonesia - HWPCI) is a non-profit organisation composed of women with all forms of disabilities. They advocate for the rights of disabled women in society and lobby for facilities, legislation and other activities that provide equal opportunities for people with disabilities, specifically women.

  • HWPCI (website in Indonesian)
    At: Jalan Cempaka Putih Raya no. 1, Jakarta 10510
    Tel/Fax: (021) 4287 9844

Education Foundation for Disabled Children (Yayasan Pendidikan Anak Cacat – YPAC) is a non-profit organisation which looks after the welfare of children with all kinds of special needs. It provides medical support including physiotherapy, speech therapy, hydrotherapy, occupational therapy, as well as prosthetics and shoes. The foundation also provides primary and secondary school education to children with an orthopaedic impairment and organises a number of activities such as girl scouts, boy scouts, sporting activities and music.

The Bhakti Luhur Foundation (Yayasan Bhakti Luhur) focusses specifically on providing education and various therapies to children with physical or mental impairments, especially those from poorer backgrounds. It runs an orphanage for children with special needs in Jakarta.

Accessibility in Jakarta

Generally speaking, there are few facilities for the disabled in Jakarta. However, most of the shopping centres, supermarkets and many of the four and five star hotels have toilet and parking facilities for people with disabilities. Wheelchairs are also on loan in most of the large shopping centres from the main information desks, as well as on arrival at the airports in Jakarta.

The mandatory Transportation Law, which was introduced in 2009, requires public transport operators to improve and provide basic support services for people with disabilities. However, this has not yet been enforced.