Access Denied

July 6, 2010By Paris UpdateWhat's New Potpourri


France has never been in the vanguard when it comes to disabled access, and now a study by the Association pour Adultes et Jeunes Handicapés shows that only between 5 percent and 15 percent of 330,000 French public buildings (libraries, city halls, tax offices, etc.) have been adapted to conform to a law passed on accessibility for the disabled five years ago. The changes are required by 2015, and an estimated €20 billion worth of work remains to be done.


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