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The 'Accessabilitas' portal offers universities, associations and public administrations the UNE standards on universal design

22/06/2020

  • The platform, promoted by the ONCE Foundation and the Royal Board of Trustees on Disability, is aimed at people and institutions that can improve the accessibility of spaces, goods and services through their practices.

22 June 2020. The 'Accessibilitas' portal, promoted by Fundación ONCE and the Royal Board on Disability, offers universities, associations and public administrations a total of 79 technical standards on accessibility and universal design, thanks to an agreement with the Spanish Association for Standardisation-UNE and AENOR.

El objetivo de 'Accessibilitas' es ofrecer al usuario las herramientas necesarias para mejorar el diseño universal de espacios, bienes y servicios. It compiles relevant information in the field of physical, technological and communication accessibility, among other areas, organised in different sections: technical and legal regulations, guides and manuals, news, conferences and courses, and multimedia material.

Anyone can consult all this content on the platform, but it also has a private area which can be accessed by public administrations, universities and non-profit organisations.

What this private area of 'Accessibilitas' offers is the consultation of 79 UNE standards on accessibility in different areas and subjects, provided by AENOR as a distributor of UNE standards. It also allows access to forums attended by experts, where they can pose questions and comment on different topics with specialised technicians. It includes a more active role in the publication and compilation of page contents.

Once registered, these 79 standards can be viewed in the technical standards section, and users who need special accessibility requirements can request access to the PDF of the standard.

The categories are grouped into: Personal autonomy, Communication, Culture and leisure, Education, Built environment, Natural environment, General, Support products, Products and services, Technology, Transport and Tourism.

Among them, we can highlight the rules concerning the different formats in which information has to be displayed, such as the requirements for the use of sign language, audio description or easy reading guidelines. For example, standards:

Also, some of the standards that refer to how to implement accessibility to achieve accessible spaces, products and services:

Those interested in exploring the portal can go to: https://accessibilitas.es/