Global Infrastructure Hub (2019)
Reference Tool on Inclusive Infrastructure and Social Equity
The Reference Tool on Inclusive Infrastructure and Social Equity presents a practical evidence-based framework for practitioners to maximise the impact of infrastructure investment on reducing inequality and promoting shared prosperity. The framework details six Action Areas, or themes, related to infrastructure development, and provides related guidance and real-life examples, including the eight detailed case studies. The section on Inclusive Standards and Universal Design (under Action Area 3: Policy, Regulation and Standards) is of particular relevance to the accessibility of infrastructure.
World Bank Group (2022)
Technical Note on Accessibility: The Project Cycle Guidance
Considerations about accessibility should be addressed at all stages of the project cycle. These guidance sheets provide support regarding entry points for accessibility-related issues throughout the project cycle and the core project documentation.
CBM Global Inclusion Advisory Group (2021)
Accessible meetings and events: a toolkit
This toolkit provides guidance on organising accessible and inclusive events and meetings in planning, delivery and follow-up stages. The guidance is in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), key recommendations (particularly recommendations 1 to 7) from the UN Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) report on enhancing accessibility for persons with disabilities to conferences and meetings of the United Nations system, and information from the UN Disability Inclusion Strategy.
The toolkit includes a useful checklist that helps with event planning – to make sure you have covered all areas.
Accessibility of Housing: A handbook of inclusive affordable solutions for persons with disabilities and older persons
This handbook presents practical solutions to address accessibility barriers for persons with disabilities and older persons in the contexts of slum upgrading, reconstruction, and large-scale affordable and social housing programs. It includes technical guidelines to support accessible housing and case studies.
Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF), Pacific Development Forum, Pacific Islands Forum Secr
Improving Accessibility in Transport: Infrastructure Projects in the Pacific Islands
This document provides an assessment of the situation in the Pacific islands region in regards to the accessibility of transport, including air, maritime and road transportation. Technical guidelines for improving accessibility of transportation and facilities are outlined, and screening tools for assessing or auditing accessibility features are also provided.
Disability Inclusive & Accessible Urban Development Network, World Enabled, CBM (2016)
The Inclusion Imperative: Towards Disability-inclusive and Accessible Urban Development
This resource outlines key recommendations for disability inclusive urban development. The recommendations and “key questions to ask” help policy makers, urban development professionals, disability rights advocates, civil society organisations, private sector and academia ensure that cities respond to the needs of everybody, including people with disabilities. Good practices are shared alongside the voices of persons with disabilities to promote understanding of key issues influencing accessibility and demonstrate how accessibility can be a catalyst for innovation and inclusion in cities.
The publication was developed by the Global Network on Disability Inclusive and Accessible Urban Development (DIAUD) and launched during UN Habitat III. The DIAUD is a multi-stakeholder network that aims to ensure that perspectives of persons with disabilities are incorporated into global urban development processes, including the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
Hugues Nouvellet (2014)
Conduct an Accessibility Audit in Low and Middle-Income Countries: Practical Guide 13
This guide to the implementation of an accessibility audit in low- and middle-income countries outlines key stages in an accessibility audit and provides examples on how people with disabilities and partners can conduct and report on accessibility. The guide is in two parts, the first part provides definitions and related concepts, issues and challenges relating to accessibility, the principles of intervention and the scope. The second part is a practical guide which advises each stage of the audit: preparation, execution and implementation.
Making it Work: Good practices for disability inclusive development - Good practice database
This database is a collection of good practice case studies on how to implement the UNCRPD. The database can be searched via UNCRPD Articles and key words. Case studies outline good practices, how changes were achieved and how they could be replicated. There are currently a number of case studies related to accessible infrastructure.
Accessibility Design Guide: Universal design principles for Australia's aid program, registration number 13
This manual sets out how universal design is relevant to the Australian Aid management cycle. It highlights the central role that persons with disabilities and Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) should play in development actions which target the built environment. It includes a range of practical strategies that development practitioners can consider when applying universal design in a range of development sectors, including health, education, transport and rural development.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
This website contains a wide range of standards on accessibility, including those relating to the physical environment or information and communication technology, to improve accessibility for everyone. ISOs are developed through a consensus process by experts from all over the world. Current standards include ISO Guide 71: Guide for addressing accessibility in standards (2014), ISO 21542: Building construction - Accessibility and usability of the built environment (2011); ISO 7001:2007 Graphical symbols - Public information symbols; ISO 9241-171 Ergonomics of human-system interactions, Part 171 guidance on Software accessibility (2008). These are useful documents to refer government and policy makers to as they outline requirements and recommendations to accessible environments. Note these are only available via purchase of a subscription.
Whitzman C, James K and Powaseu I (2013)
Travelling together: Improving the access of people with disability to road infrastructure in Papua New Guinea
This research policy brief is informed by the results of a participatory research project into access to road infrastructure by persons with disabilities in Papua New Guinea. It presents key access issues and makes policy and program recommendations relevant for donors and organisations implementing projects that impact on road users, both in PNG and other settings.