Universal Design in Malta

Towards a more inclusive, welcoming built environment
by Francesca Vella


The national commission for people with disabilities (KNPD) has published a revised edition of the 'Access for All Design Guidelines', which will come into force on 1 June.

The Malta Environment and Planning Authority had entrusted KNPD to vet all new development applications or extensive modifications of public buildings as a means of ensuring that buildings are accessible to everyone.

KNPD published its first edition of the 'Access for All Design Guidelines' in the year 2000. The publication was aimed at giving a sense of direction with respect to legal obligations on accessibility while educating the public on the principle of universal design and ways of improving everyone's quality of life...

A digital version of the guidelines is available on the KNPD website, 


Full article:

http://www.independent.com.mt/news.asp?newsitemid=143293www.knpd.org.

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