A term used to describe an environment, primarily the phyiscal environment which is free of potential obstacles to individuals, specifically those with physical and/or cognitive disabilities. An example of a barrier-free environment are adding ramps to stairs to allow free wheelchair access in public areas.

BARRIER-FREE ENVIRONMENT: "Underground stations which employ ramps, otherwise known as wheelchair friendly, are examples of barrier-free environment. "
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