Barrier-free Buildings

At the national level the Consumer Council has been involved e.g. in the revision of the standard series B 1600 regarding barrierfree building (planning guidelines, facilities for the elderly and disabled, as well as educational institutions and tourism). At the international level a representative of the Consumer Council had a leading role in the development of a standard on the accessibility and usability of the built environment (leader of the edit team). This standard was published in December 2011. It is a quite comprehensive document exceeding 150 pages.