"Accessibility is about how society is designed. An accessible society is designed so that as many people as possible can use and take part in it. It's about being able to take part in the physical environment and be able to get around the community. It also means accessing information and communication and being able to use products and services." (Source: Swedish Agency for Participation, Questions about participation and accessibility).
What is meant by participation?
"Participation is about a person being able to actively participate in and be part of society. This means being able to choose independently as much as possible, make your own decisions and influence your own life.