This European Technical Report was developed to support EN 17210, “Accessibility and usability of the built environment – Functional requirements”. The Technical Report provides and exemplifies technical performance criteria and specifications for an accessible and usable built environment, following the Design for All/Universal design principles.
The document specifies what is necessary to align with these principles which will facilitate equitable and safe use for a wide range of users. The technical performance criteria and specifications are applicable across the full spectrum of the built environment and can be used as criteria for awarding public contracts (in support of the Public Procurement Directives).
These technical performance criteria and specifications are specifically applicable to the design, construction, refurbishment or adaptation, and maintenance of public or public-use environments including external areas. Alternatively, national standards and regulations may determine the technical performance criteria and specifications to fulfil the functional requirements of EN 17210.
Note: European standardisation Technical Report. Published in 2021. CEN and CENELEC documents may be purchased from CEN National Members, CENELEC National Committees, CEN Affiliates and CENELEC Affiliates, where they might be available in more languages.