Since the 1st of March 2010, a new legislation on the accessibility of public buildings has been introduced in Flanders. From this moment on, accessibility has become a required element to be evaluated when applying for a planning permission.
In addition to the integral text of the regulations on this website, you will find all necessary supplementary information to guide you during the design process. The new regulations aim at making public buildings more accessible and useful for everyone. It’s a mistake to assume that accessibility is only relevant for people with disabilities. In the end, everybody benefits from user friendly, safe and comfortable places.
Although the importance of accessibility seems self-evident, its realization requires serious attention of designers, builders and policymakers.
Read more about the regulations (in Dutch) >>