"Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil The discussion about accessibility should go beyond the physical aspects normally touched upon by the technical knowledge of engineers and architects. The term "accessibility" relates to the physical environment, it is the property of the environment that allows people to move through it with autonomy and safety. There are certain people who present deficiencies (temporary or permanent) to reach and use urban spaces. The elderly are part of the group of city users that may have such difficulties, fact that have special importance when one considers the information that this segment of human population is increasing in several countries and in an accelerated rhythm in Brazil."