Is official data available on public buildings, including schools and universities, that comply with the ISO 21542:2011 standards on accessibility and usability of the built environment?


Question 14 asks about the availability of data on the number of accessible buildings (using the most common ISO Standard). This question is in line with the recommendation of the SDG Advocacy Toolkit created by IDDC, the UN, and IDA. Barely any country has data so far, or even has plans to get the data.



No country in the survey is publishing data about the number of buildings that are built according to international standards like ISO, and very few plan accordingly.


Access to public transportation is required by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This includes both private and public transportation.

The country has just approved the National Standard for Accessibility of the physical environment (NORDOM 779) within the framework of the National Quality System. This is a substantial improvement to the existing regulatory framework.
Dominican Republic

Building are accessible but there is no confirmed data or record.
Papua New Guinea

Australia does not yet align per se with ISO standards. However, significant work is being undertaken in association with Standards Australia delegates via working groups and specifically with Committee ME067 – Assistive Products for Persons with a Disability.

The Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards is currently developing a National Building Codes which is promised to comply with ISO2154:2011 Standards for All Buildings!
Trinidad and Tobago