Regulations on 'accessibility'

Find out more about the French current regulations regarding accessibility.

 

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The City of Paris actively pursues a policy of integrating disabled people, whether they be Paris residents or visitors to the city, through improvements in access to buildings and their facilities. In addition to providing social benefits for disabled people, the City of Paris is constantly improving access to transport, services, leisure, housing and education.

Law of 11 February 2005

Law n° 2005-102 of 11 February 2005 'for the equal rights and opportunities, participation and citizenship of disabled people' has strengthened the municipality's scope of action in this regard. This law specifies that accessibility for disabled people, regardless of their category of disability (physical, visual, hearing or mental), to establishments receiving the public or places open to the public will become mandatory on 1 January 2015.

Main points of reference (in French)

Law n° 2005-102 of 11 February 2005
'For the equal rights and opportunities, participation and citizenship of disabled people'. 

Decree n° 2006-555 of 17 May 2006
'Relating to the accessibility of establishments receiving the public, facilities open to the public and housing, and modifying building and housing regulations'.

Decree of 1 August 2006 (passage 14)
'Setting out the provisions taken to apply articles R. 111-19 to R. 111-19-3 and R. 111-19-6 of the building and housing law relating to the accessibility for disabled people to establishments receiving the public and facilities open to the public during their construction or creation'.

Decree of 21 March 2007
'Setting out the provisions taken to apply articles R. 111-18-8 and R. 111-18-11 of the building and housing law relating to the accessibility for disabled people to existing establishments receiving the public and existing facilities open to the public'.

Decree of 30 November 2007 (passage 34)
'Modifying the Decree of 1 August 2006 setting out the provisions taken to apply articles R. 111-19 to R. 111-19-3 and R. 111-19-6 of the building and housing law relating to the accessibility for disabled people to establishments receiving the public and facilities open to the public during their construction or creation'.

Decree of 17 March 2011
'Modifying the Decree of 1 August 2006 setting out the provisions taken to apply articles R. 111-19 to R. 111-19-3 and R. 111-19-6 of the building and housing law relating to the accessibility for disabled people to establishments receiving the public and facilities open to the public during their construction or creation'.

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