Are all newly constructed buildings to which there is public access required by law to be accessible to all persons with disabilities?


Question 3 asks if a national law requires newly constructed buildings and public spaces to be accessible.  A majority of respondees worldwide confirm that such a law exists, but also make severe qualifications about what is happening on the ground.


With a world average of 1.9, this indicator is among the highest in the survey: The big caveat of most of respondents worldwide – including highly developed countries – is that these regulations are more than often ingnored, and no sanctions are in place for the builders of barriers and inaccessibilty.