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Accessibility in the CAPV. Comparative regulation

Work carried out by the research group [1/1]: arkitektura, mugikortasuna, lurraldea, composed of:

José Ramón Izkeaga Zinkunegi
Marte Mujika Urteaga
Mireia Roca Ceberio
María Senderos Laka

and the collaboration of architecture students:

Ane Gómez Llavori
Nekane Azpiazu Lejardi



The purpose of this study is focused on investigating the impact of the application of Decree 68/2000 on accessibility in the Basque Country (Technical standards on accessibility conditions in urban environments, public spaces, buildings and information and communication systems). The idea resides in comparing diagnoses from different countries and communities with the diagnosis from the Basque Country. In this way we want to evaluate the current state of the regulations in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, in relation to other nearby regions. But the comparison must make it possible to understand not only the difference in terms of regulatory requirements, but also the consequences that these regulations have generated.

It is known that the accessibility regulations of the Basque Country are one of the most advanced and restrictive in the world. However, there is no study that supports the progress that this regulation has generated in relation to other less restrictive regulations. You want to know the scope of these measures and their consequences, be they positive or negative, to understand the issues that, beyond the regulations, drive the establishment of an adequate accessibility system.
Therefore, the purpose of the study lies in assessing the causes that lead to a good application of accessibility, accompanied by a comparison between regulations. The study of these two parameters will allow us to understand the dynamics by which some places have a greater degree of accessibility than others, and will investigate their causes.


Accesibility and systems

” The European Union promotes equal opportunities and accessibility for people with disabilities. A fundamental part of its strategy involves working towards a Europe without barriers. ”

Fragmentos selecionados (VO): 


Los municipios seleccionados dentro de la Comunidad Autónoma Vasca son Durango y Donostia. El caso de Durango es un caso muy interesante por estar muy comprometido con la accesibilidad. Se dedica un presupuesto anual a la mejora de los edificios públicos, adaptándolos a todos los niveles, más allá de lo que exige la propia normativa. Donostia ha sido seleccionada por ser una ciudad media del País Vasco y contar con diferentes diagnósticos sectoriales realizados por asociaciones como Elkartu.

Contactar sobre este proyecto con:

Jose Ramón Izqueaga


Mireia Roca