Accessibility and design for all
M/420 Standardisation mandate to CEN, CENELEC and ETSI in support of European accessibility requirements for public procurement in the built environment
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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". Phase II of the mandate will lead to the development of a European Standard at the level of common functional accessibility requirements of the built environment as well as TRs on technical performance criteria and conformity assessment. One of the expected outcomes of M/420 would be a European standard on accessibility of the built environment, having ISO 21542 as a base document.
Accessibility, built environment, home, usability, door, lift