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EDF-ANEC webinar on accessibility standards for the built environment
Last year the European standards organisations CEN and CENELEC adopted the first European Standard on the accessibility and usability of the built environment (EN 17210:2021), after over almost 15 years of work. During this long process, ANEC and EDF supported by technical experts brought the perspectives of consumers and persons with disabilities and advocated for an ambitious standard that could improve the level of accessibility of the built environment in Europe.

This European standard includes functional requirements relevant to the design, construction, refurbishment or adaptation, and maintenance of built environments including outdoor pedestrian and urban areas. This standard is also supported by Technical Reports, and remains in line with an international standard (ISO 21542:2021) which was also adopted last year.

With the adoption of the European Accessibility Act, this standard will be revised to be ensure it fulfils the requirements of this European Directive. Therefore, disability and consumer organisations must get ready to keep engaging in technical discussions about the accessibility of the built environment.

Finally, and also connected to the built environment, another standard in which ANEC and EDF continue working is the EN 81-70 on the accessibility to lifts for persons including persons with disability.

Join us on this webinar to understand the basics of all these standards and how you can use them to advocate for accessibility of the built environment, and how you can get involved in these standardisation developments.

Sep 14, 2022 02:00 PM in Brussels

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