Whether people with or without disabilities, whether young or old – buildings with accessibility provide benefits for everyone in society. But reality still looks different. The argument that accessible construction is too expensive is often put on the table, but it only partially reflects the truth. When accessibility is taken into account in construction from the beginning, there are barely any additional costs.
Is the access ramp too steep? Do two centimeters really make a difference when it comes to a threshold? Architects and city planners are always confronted with these types of questions. If they don’t have any impairments themselves, they tend to quickly render the wrong verdict. This is why construction decision makers, who can assess barriers based on their own experience, are in great demand.