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Name and address of audited space: Downtown Vancouver YWCA, Welch Room, 4th floorDate Conducted: Oct 28, 2011 Date Updated:_____
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Accessibility Ratings:FULLSEMINON
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Wheelchair/ Scooter User /Mobility Limited Accessibility Ratingmain space is fully accessible, but missing a few items
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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Accessibility Ratingper event
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Blind and Vision Limited Accessibility Ratingper event
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Scent Reduction/ Scent Free Accessibility Ratingper event
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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?
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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)? 5 1/2'
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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?
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LIGHTINGYNN/A COMMENTS
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Is lighting even throughout the venue?
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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? Describefluorescent throughout
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VEHICLE & MOBILITY SCOOTER PARKINGYNN/A COMMENTS
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Access parking within 200 feet of the building?i was unable to locate any public w/c access parking, after asking
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Well-signposted (upright & ground signage)?a number of staff and taking a scoot around several parking levels.
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Signage regarding the misuse of the spaces?There may be some, but it is most certainly not clearly marked,
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Are the spaces on level ground?or easy to find or get to.
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Is there a slip resistant surface?There are drop-off options, and it is close to bus & skytrain
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Extra space designated to allow access to & from car (12’ wide; 26’ high)?It would seem there are drop-off options only, but further investigation
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Allow easy & barrier-free access to closest entrance?is required.
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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?in welch room, in lounge area, or in refuge spot
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Are there requirements to park inside? (eg pre arrange, 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, train
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Route #s and other information
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Bike lockups? Where?directly out front
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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?yes for main YWCA entrance, not for smaller rooms upstairs
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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?
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Elevator size at least 5’ X 5’? just under, at 6'8" x 4' 4"
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Threshold no greater than ½”?
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Doors open 36” wide?42"
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Elevator & call buttons at a reasonable height (35” - 54” above floor)?42"
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Clear of 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?underneath
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Tactile floor identification numbers at each elevator door (height of 54”)?as well as light indicator
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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?2
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Handrails mounted 36” above floor?32"
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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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