Persons with disabilities have the same rights as anyone else to participate in society. However, in practice, persons with disabilities are often not able to enjoy these rights and participate but find themselves excluded and discriminated against.
The exclusion and discrimination are caused by a variety of barriers including attitudinal, environmental, as well as institutional barriers such as inaccessibility.
The present brief is intended to inform readers about accessibility and ways to monitor and assess accessibility, including accessibility audits. This brief provides key considerations for planning and conducting an accessibility audit and suggests a wide range of resources and tools on how to undertake an audit.
This publication is part of the “Briefs on women and girls with disabilities series”.