New International Standards—Accessibility

Posted on March 20, 2012

ISO 21542:2011 Building construction: Accessibility and usability of the built environment

An international standard on accessibility was launched in 2012:

ISO 21542:2011 specifies a range of requirements and recommendations for many of the elements of construction, assemblies, components and fittings which comprise the built environment. These requirements relate to the constructional aspects of access to buildings, to circulation within buildings, to egress from buildings in the normal course of events and evacuation in the event of an emergency. It also deals with aspects of accessibility management in buildings. Read more about the project.

To view the standards through the Accessibility for All Standards Consultative Committee, click here.

To download draft standards documents, click here.

For more information on accessibility resources see the page of links to information on physical accessibility.