The Guiaderodas Certification is a program that enhances and recognizes the best accessibility and inclusion practices. The original methodology of the Wheelguide Certification was jointly developed by an interdisciplinary team, made up of specialist architects, researchers and people with disabilities. It is based on the premise that accessibility should be seen as an ongoing exercise and on the concept that “accessible environments” are composed of physical structure and people.

As a result, the assessment goes beyond compliance with current legislation and technical standards drawn up by regulatory bodies. By understanding accessibility as a living organism and incorporating human factors, the evaluation process also takes into account the practical experience of people with disabilities, the perception of regular users of the space, hospitality and aspects of interpersonal treatment.

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