Last year we shared a guide to the United States' ADA Standards for Accessible Design. Given the article's success and the diversity of our audience, we're making available a collection of guideline documents from Latin America and Spain. Whether you're working on projects in these countries or you're looking to broaden your knowledge of universal design, these guides should come in handy.
These documents—published as PDFs—have been made available by institutions and organizations and refer to the requirements and laws of the indicated countries.
Normas Técnicas Accesibilidad 2016 (Manual of Technical Norms for Accessibility 2016) / Mexico City, Mexico
Via CDMX / Secretaría de Desarrollo Urbano y Vivienda (Secretary of Urban Development and Housing)
Accesibilidad al Medio Físico y al Transporte (Accessibility for Physical Space and Transportation) / Costa Rica
Via Corporación Ciudad Accesible / Por Andrea Boudeguer S. (Arquitecto), Pamela Prett W. (Directora Ciudad Accesible)
Pautas y Exigencias para un Proyecto Arquitectónico de Inclusión (Guidelines and Requirements for Inclusive Architecture Projects) / Rosario, Argentina
Buenas Prácticas en Accesibilidad Universal (Best Practices for Universal Accessibility) / Castilla La Mancha, Spain
Manual de Accesibilidad para Espacios Públicos Urbanizados del Ayuntamiento de Madrid (Accessibility Manual for Urban Public Spaces by the Municipality of Madrid) / Madrid, Spain
Are you aware of other online manuals that can be shared with ArchDaily readers? Leave us a comment below!
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