Objective Accessibility Assessment of Public Infrastructures

  • Christophe Ponsard
  • Vincent Snoeck
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4061)


More than 30% of the population are experiencing daily problems to access public infrastructures. Despite this, there is still no effective and widely adopted method to measure accessibility, inform users and incite managers to improve their infrastructure.

The Passe-Partout Index was designed which such goals in mind. Starting from a thorough accessibility requirements analysis accounting for obstacles related to various impairments, a complete set of measurable criteria and evaluation rules were developed. Those enable an precise, relevant, informative and objective assessment of the accessibility of public infrastructures.


Disable People Public Infrastructure Blind People Infrastructure Manager Deaf People 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christophe Ponsard
    • 1
  • Vincent Snoeck
    • 2
  1. 1.CETIC Research CenterCharleroiBelgium
  2. 2.GAMAH Association for Better AccessibilityNamurBelgium

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