- By RAI Amsterdam
- In SustainableNews
- Posted: July 17, 2017
Improved accessibility certified at RAI Amsterdam
Following a series of structural adaptations over recent years, the entire RAI Amsterdam site has now been certified by the accessibility consultancy PBTconsult for compliance with the Integral Accessibility Standard. Previously, only the RAI Theatre had satisfied the requirements of this standard.
Accessibility for everyone is one of RAI Amsterdam’s core values. To make it more concrete, the RAI decided several years ago to go beyond the minimum specified by the Dutch Building code for accessibility to visitors with disabilities. The result was a multiannual investment programme, completed in June 2017 with the whole RAI complex being certified under the Integral Accessibility Standard. This certificate is equivalent to the specifications of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), which defines what constitutes proper accessibility in buildings, especially for visitors with disabilities.
RAI Amsterdam is the first large congress centre to achieve this certification. In the future, the RAI will continue to focus on ensuring hospitality and good accessibility for all visitors, including people with disabilities.