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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 of no more than 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 making their facilities accessible

3. To follow up on the implementation of the ten-year strategic action plan on accessibility currently being developed by the Ministry of Public Works and Housing and other stakeholders in the field to amend existing buildings or to renovate them completely.