Accessibility of the Physical Environment Area

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Traditionally speaking of accessibility only considered the construction, urban development and means of transportation. Today we are aware that accessibility must be a feature of all environments, products and services, including virtual ones. Naturally, although the importance of the latter increases each day, the inclusion of communication technologies in all areas, environments, products and tangible services, called physical, are essential.

The Directorate Universal Accessibility team at Fundación ONCE is involved in actions, activities and projects of very diverse types giving greater importance to the built environment.

In order to promote the design for all persons and universal accessibility, our mission is to work on the establishment and application of criteria and standards on designing, building, adapting and maintaining the environment, its endowment, as well as the products and services so as to achieve, maintain and improve the accessibility levels.