Universal Accessibility

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Universal Accessibility

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Physical accessibility: a shared responsibility between the Public Administration and the Private Sector

OBJECTIVES • Regarding universal accessibility, our main goals are:

- To guarantee in an effective manner equal rights for persons with disabilities at the University

- Which in turn will lead to non-discrimination, equal opportunities and a total and effective participation of all students


(Source: Luis Delgado Méndez, PhD in Architecture; Consuelo Del Moral Ávila, PhD in Architecture. VIVable, 2015)

GROUNDS • Accessibility is one of the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) main goals. - Section v) INSTRUMENT of ratification of the CIDPCD (Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 2006), Official Gazette nº 96, 2008.

• Universal accessibility is one of the main principles of the General Law for the rights of persons with disabilities. - Section k) TRLGDPCDI (Consolidated Text from the General Law for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and their Inclusion), Official Gazette nº 289, 2013

SPECIFIC ACTION FIELDS • Built environment - Area used for activities and support services • Interactive and non-interactive communication - Which takes place in the built environment • Service delivery - The above mentioned are also required for service provision

CROSS-CUTTING ACTION FIELDS • Knowledge - Accessible sources of information - Teaching and Curricula or study programmes - Transfer of research results about accessibility

• Inclusive design - Comprehensive design of environments, objects and devices so that they can be understood and used by all people

• Accessible construction - Creation of accessible spaces, objects and devices.


(Source: Universal Accessibility Area Management)

INTENDED ACTIONS • Completion of a survey about the perception of accessibility intended for PDI (Investigation and Teaching Staff), PAS (Administration and Services Staff), and STUDENTS (January – February, 2016)

• Information addressed to the person or persons responsible for Granada’s University teaching centres in a seminar (04-02-2016) - Granada Campus - Ceuta Campus - Melilla Campus

• Accessibility diagnosis and intervention proposals • Profound technical evaluation (in line with current regulations and assessment from PCDs) • Configuration of the concept of “reasonable accommodation”

universal-accessibility-3 (Source: Luis Delgado Méndez, PhD in Architecture; Consuelo Del Moral Ávila, PhD in Architecture. VIVable, 2015)

• Inventory development for accessibility improvement • Technical aid for physical environment • Technical aid for furniture • Technical aid for TICs (Information and Communication Technologies)

• Accessibility improvement interventions • Project development and work execution • Economic evaluation • Planning according to social, technical and economic priorities

December 4th, 2017: final deadline of enforceability of the CBAND (Basic Accessibility and Non-discrimination Conditions) for the access and use of urbanized public spaces and existing buildings which are susceptible of “reasonable accommodation”.


Three different surveys have been prepared:

- General - University libraries - University canteens


To evaluate the perception that the college community has about building accessibility, and everyday activities. It will be anonymous.



Need of cooperation

We understand the survey as being a participatory work. Therefore, we require the cooperation between all agents, so that the diagnosis relative to accessibility will be accurate.


universal-accessibility-5 (Source: Technical Team Management)


Who can make the petition?

Anyone who needs it, through their department and with the decanal team’s or management centre’s awareness.

To whom is the petition to be submitted?

The Universal Accessibility Area’s manager

How can the request be made?

In writing or by e-mail: inclusion@ugr.es

Who will answer the petition? The Universal Accessibility Area, through its manager.


If it affects common areas or building fixtures: an authorisation of the Cultural Heritage and Infrastructure Office will be necessary, having previously obtained a feasibility report issued by a technical unit.