Building accessibility

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Building accessibility

Building accessibility refers to the ease or difficulty in entering through the main hall or the lift, by people that may have limited motor or sensory ability (physically or mentally disabled people, the elderly, children, etc.), taking into account the space immediately before the access door to the building, and the spaces from that door to the opening itself or, if applicable, to the lift. It is found in multi-family buildings or buildings with more than one establishment. It is considered to be:

  • Accessible: when access to the opening or the lift through the main entrance, either when entering the main hall or when inside it, does not have any steps (riser of 15cm or above) or, if it does, there is a ramp that allows people with limited mobility to move past them without any difficulties. A building is also only considered accessible if its main hall is sufficiently wide.

  • The main hall is sufficiently wide: when in the main hall the area not covered by the doors has a diameter of 1.5 metres or more and there are no obstructions.

  • It is accessible via another entrance: when there are secondary entrances or other access points that meet the two previous accessibility requirements and the entrance hall is sufficiently wide.

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