Developing a Policy Framework for Effective Building Accessibility
The adoption of Universal Design practices in new
construction is seen as an effective, long-term strategy for meeting
barrier-free provisions and emerging legislative requirements. But
what about the current building stock? How should an organization
approach building accessibility issues for aged infrastructure?
This article describes the ramifications of an
effective building accessibility policy as part of a comprehensive
asset management strategy and proffers a series of policy directions
that any facilities management organization, public or private, may
wish to consider.
have been numerous legislative and organizational imperatives that
have been undertaken in an effort to promote diversity and inclusion.
From the origins of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human
Rights back in 1948 to the creation of the Canadian Charter of Rights
and Freedoms (1982) and Canadian Human Rights Act (1985), efforts
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