Access for people with disabilities in buildings that provide public accommodation

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People with disabilities must be able to 'carry out normal activities and processes' in an accommodation building, and there are a number of ways to ensure this is possible.

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This is an interpretation of the requirements for accessibility contained in the Building Act 2004, the Building Code, Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods. It is not intended to replace legal advice.

  • Published on 1 September 2008
  • 1st edition

This information is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Chief Executive. It is a general guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case. Expert advice may be required in specific circumstances. Where this information relates to assisting people: