Section E: Accessibility Assessments

Insight on how to conduct accessibility assessments regardless of the specific circumstances


Accessibility assessments are an essential step to monitor the effective implementation of accessibility principles at various stages of a project, for existing buildings (physical assessment) and for new constructions (assessment based on architectural designs). Assessments should be as participatory as possible, to make sure that persons with disabilities are sensitized and involved in the process, and to collect their precious contributions and suggestions. Accessibility assessments are crucial to ensure the quality of the implemented interventions and to raise various stakeholders’ awareness of architectural barriers.

SECTION E of this toolkit provides guidance for UNICEF’s teams and partner organizations on how to prepare and conduct accessibility assessments according to the situation and context.

  • Part 1 focuses on the preparation of the assessment, from a methodological as well as technical perspective.
  • Part 2 provides guidance on how to conduct the site visit during the physical assessment.
  • Part 3 addresses the steps necessary after the site visit to register the assessment’s findings, identify measures to mitigate barriers and prioritize interventions.


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