Vancouver East Cultural Centre (Theatre) Full Accessibilities Audit
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Vancouver East Cultural Centre, 1895 Venables Street
Vancouver, BC V5L 2H6
Date Conducted:_Oct 28, 2011_ Date Updated:______
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Accessibility Ratings:FULLSEMINON
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Wheelchair/ Scooter User /Mobility Limited Accessibility Rating(balcony is not accessible, but all other areas are)
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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Accessibility Rating
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Blind and Vision Limited Accessibility Rating
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Scent Reduction/ Scent Free Accessibility Rating
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SIGNAGE & WAYFINDINGYNN/A COMMENTS
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Signage in a clearly visible location?
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Highly visible w/large, thick lettering <22pt font?
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Non-glare finish? a mix of glare/ non-glare
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Letters & background high contrast?
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Braile?
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Tactile?
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Good height (5’ above floor to centre-line of sign)?
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Can a person approach within 36” of sign without standing within door swing?
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Room signage on latch side of door (nearest handle when door is closed)?
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Plan of building at entrances?
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Directional signage large & consistent (colour, height, placement)?
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Well-lit at night?
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Warning signs used if strobe light/ smoke/ explosive sounds are used?depends on the event
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LIGHTINGYNN/A COMMENTS
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Is lighting even throughout the venue?mixed
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Are there well-lit areas for people who use sign language to lip read and/sign?
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Are any hazards well-lit?
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fluorescent or incandescent lighting? Describemixed fluorescent, incandescent, and LED
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VEHICLE & MOBILITY SCOOTER PARKINGYNN/A COMMENTS
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Access parking within 200 feet of the building?There is no designated wheelchair accessible parking, but there is
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Well-signposted (upright & ground signage)?street parking around the neighbourhood. As well, there is one (or
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Signage regarding the misuse of the spaces?maybe two) parking spots that can be used at the rear of the
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Are the spaces on level ground?building, and The Cultch suggests that people call the box office
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Is there a slip resistant surface?ahead of time to get access to that space.
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Extra space designated to allow access to & from car (12’ wide; 26’ high)?
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Allow easy & barrier-free access to closest entrance?
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Can the user avoid passing through traffic & behind parked cars?
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Are there areas/ spaces inside to park mobility scooters? Where?
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Are there requirements to park inside? (eg pre arrange, speak with staff)it depends on what the event is, please speak with staff.
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EXTERIOR ACCESSYNN/A COMMENTS
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Outdoor paths in good condition (no roots, cracks, holes)?
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Marked w/paint to indicate wheelchair accessible paths?
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Outline path edges with high contrast paint?
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Grate slots not parallel to traffic flow?
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Grate slots no more than ½” wide?
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Sidewalks, ramps & paths 36” wide?
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Drop-off near accessible entrance?
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Walkways well-lit at night?
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Slip-resistant surface?
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PUBLIC TRANSITYNN/A COMMENTS
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Transit near accessible entrance? How near?
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Transit accessible?
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Bus? Train? Other?Bus
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Route #s and other information#20 (2 blocks west); #10, 14, 16, 135 (5 blocks north)
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Bike Lock-ups?
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DOORSYNN/A COMMENTS
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Is there a wheelchair accessible entrance?
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Directions to access entrances/ descriptions of what that allows access to?
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Minimum door clearance of at least 32”?
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Operable by a single effort (no more than 8.5 lbs pressure for push or pull)?
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Are doors automatic?
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Do automatic doors work?
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Thresholds flush with floor, or nearly so (>½”)?
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Doormats stationary, flat or recessed (> ½” high)?
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Wing handles, not knobs?
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3 second closing delay?
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Peephole or windows in doors reachable (> 5 high’)?
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Locks no higher than 5’?
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ELEVATORS/LIFTSYNN/A COMMENTS
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Lifts differ from elevators because they are smaller & have no room for manoeuvrability
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Do you have a lift?
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Do you have an elevator?elevator only for staff/actors. i will go back & audit fully at a later date
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Elevator size at least 5’ X 5’?
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Threshold no greater than ½”?
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Doors open 36” wide?
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Elevator & call buttons at a reasonable height (35” - 54” above floor)?
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No obstructions in front of call buttons or elevator buttons?
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Elevator & call buttons tactile?
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Elevator & call buttons brailed?
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Braille to left of call buttons?
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Tactile floor identification numbers at each elevator door (height of 54”)?
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Braille floor identification numbers at each elevator door (height of 54”)?
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Audible signals when elevator call is answered?
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Audible signals for direction?
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Handrails on three sides?
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Handrails mounted 36” above floor?
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Does it require a key?
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Closing delay (3 seconds or more)?
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Electronic re-opening activators?
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ESCALATORSYNN/A COMMENTS
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Does your venue offer an escalator?
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How wide between rails?
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