The standardization mandate from the European Commission, M/420, addressed to CEN, CENELEC and ETSI supports disability policies and concerns European accessibility requirements for public procurement in the built environment. The work under this mandate is structured in two phases.
Phase I of the mandate required the establishment of an inventory and feasibility of European and international accessibility standards in the built environment and feasibility studies to explore missing areas. Stakeholders and public in general had the chance to make contributions during a public consultation process of 2 months to the Joint Report produced by Project Team A and Project Team B and followed up by CEN/BT WG 207 "Accessibility in built environment".
An Open Meeting was held in order to disseminate the results of Phase I and to involve relevant stakeholders.
Phase II will lead to the development of additional European Standards on functional requirements as well as technical performance criteria.
Contact: Monica Ibido - Programme Manager - Standards