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The Accessible Means of Egress

An ‘accessible means of egress’ is a new concept in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and other westernised counties, though this concept that has been developed and accepted in the United States and some parts of Europe. In fact, it has been adopted into the 2012 International Building Code (IBC) published by the International Code Council.[1] This term encompasses the parts of a building that form the evacuation route for people with disability during an emergency evacuation.

[1] International Code Council, https://www.iccsafe.org/safety/Documents/MeansofEgressBroch.pdf, viewed 23 August 2015

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Buildings need exit and emergency signs to identify parts of the accessible means of egress. An Accessible Exit Sign Project Initiative.

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