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Accessibility and Universal Design


The Council works with the concerned authorities to implement accessibility requirements for buildings, roads, facilities and other public and private places and adapt them in accordance with the Building Code Requirements for Persons with Disabilities. This is in addition to transforming services and goods into accessible formats for use by different sectors in society within a period that does not exceed five years.



1. To provide consultation and technical support to the Department of Accreditation to develop accessibility and universal design standards.

2. To coordinate with various government authorities and assist them in rendering their facilities accessible

3. To follow up on the implementation of the ten-year action plan on accessibility to be developed by the Ministry of Public Works and Housing to amend existing buildings or to renovate them completely.