Many are wondering what universal accessibility is. Generally, this allows everyone to carry out their activities independently and fairly. In architecture and urban planning, this is defined by the barrier-free design requirements of the Québec Building Code for buildings and outdoor installations.
The barrier-free design standards established in the Quebec Building Code are a minimum requirement to provide a barrier-free course within a public building. When we talk about barrier-free design, we tend to think of a design for wheelchair users in particular, but it is for all people who live with physical difficulties making activities of daily life difficult. The functional limitations of the population are as much for people with mobility difficulties as for hearing, intellect, vision and even agility. In Quebec, this affects 33% of the population.