A Difa Bike motorcycle taxi drives through a street in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Since 2014, the company has been providing transport for the disabled community in the city. (Photo: CNA/Nivell Rayda)

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia: As a person stricken with polio since he was a toddler, Triyono knows firsthand how hard it is for people with disabilities in Indonesia to travel to school, work or seek medical attention.

“When I was at school, no bus would stop for me. Moving around is a hassle because the infrastructure is not friendly for differently abled people,” the 40-year-old, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, told CNA.

According to the Indonesian Health Ministry, there are 3 million people with physical disabilities and 3.4 million visually impaired people.

These people constantly face challenges getting around as buses are not designed to accommodate them while pavements are often non-existent, shoddily built or encroached by private vehicles.