WISE Hall Audit July 2009
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This audit was performed in July 2009. If you have any questions, concerns, comments or suggestions, please email me at rampvancouver@gmail.com. If you use this audit, please credit appropriately. Thanks! Updated Aug 2011Please see the accompanying synopsis of the information here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-uIAp3FLiljaJuvL9JcFD83fvKD5QP5299hXov2jqwk/edit?hl=en_US
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Accessibility Ratings:FULLSEMINON
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Wheelchair/ Scooter User /Mobility Limited RatingSEMIthe stage is not wheelchair user accessible; only the women's washroom is w/c; accessible, so unless you are gender-neutralizing the bathrooms for your event, it must not be listed as "accessible"
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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Accessibility RatingSEMIno specific accommodations, but well lit areas for signing and lip reading
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Blind and Vision Limited Accessibility RatingNONno specific accommodations, wide open space depending on set-up
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Scent Reduction/ Scent Free Accessibility RatingNONno specific accommodations
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SIGNAGE & WAYFINDINGYNN/A COMMENTS
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Signage in a clearly visible location? YGenerally good
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Highly visible w/large, thick lettering <22pt font?YCould be bigger
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Non-glare finish? YNSome signs (like front entrance indicating w/c access are glare
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Letters & background high contrast? Y
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Brailed?N
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Tactile?N
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Good height (5’ above floor to centre-line of sign)? Y
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Room signage on latch side of door (nearest handle when door is closed)?N
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Plan of building at entrances?NMust ensure plan is clearly posted
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Directional signage large & consistent (colour, height, placement)?NEspecially for w/c access indicator and w/c washroom
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Well-lit at night?N
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Are warning signs used if strobe lighting, smoke or explosive sounds are used in the venue?NN/A
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LIGHTINGYNN/A COMMENTS
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Is lighting even throughout the venue?N
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Are there well-lit areas for people who use sign language to lip read and/sign?NDepends on the event layout. Ensure there is a space for this
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Are any hazards well-lit?NEnsure all hazards are well-lit/spot-lit
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VEHICLE & MOBILITY SCOOTER PARKINGYNN/A COMMENTS
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Access parking within 200 feet of the building?NNot access parking, but right out front
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Well-signposted (upright & ground signage)?N/A
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Signage regarding the misuse of the spaces?N/A
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Are the spaces on level ground?NSlight grade
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Is there a slip resistant surface?N
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Extra space designated to allow access to & from car (12’ wide; 26’ high)?N
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Allow easy & barrier-free access to closest entrance?NMust go to curb-cut= ~150' from WC entrance, ~80' east of main entrance
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Can the user avoid passing through traffic & behind parked cars?N
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Are there areas/ spaces inside to park mobility scooters? Where?Y
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Are there requirements to park inside? (eg pre arrange, speak with staff)N
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EXTERIOR ACCESSYNN/A COMMENTS
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Outdoor paths in good condition (no roots, cracks, holes)? NSome tripping hazards
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Marked w/paint to indicate wheelchair accessible paths?Npaint
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Outline path edges with high contrast paint?Npaint
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Grate slots not parallel to traffic flow?N/A
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Grate slots no more than ½” wide?N/A
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Sidewalks, ramps & paths 36” wide?Y
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5’ level landing at top & bottom of ramps & at directional changes?N/A
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Temporary ramps meet standard ramp requirements & securely anchored?N/A
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Drop-off near accessible entrance? Yin the back alley
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Bus stop near accessible entrance? How near?Nnearest bus stop is at Commercial Drive and Adanac, or Hastings and Victoria
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Bus accessible?Y
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Walkways well-lit at night? N
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Slip-resistant surface?N
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Bicycle lockups?Yin front
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DOORS : ACCESSIBLE ENTRANCEYNN/A COMMENTS
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Is there a wheelchair accessible entrance?Y
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Directions to the accessible entrances & descriptions of what that allows access to? Nensure signage is clear (i have appropriate signage available for use)
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Minimum door clearance of at least 32”? Y
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Operable by a single effort (no more than 8.5 lbs pressure for push or pull)?Y
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Are doors automatic?N
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Do automatic doors work?N/A
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Thresholds flush with floor, or nearly so (>½”)?Y
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Doormats stationary, flat or recessed (> ½” high)?Y
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Wing handles, not knobs? N/Aw/c access door only has handle on the inside (bar)
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3 second closing delay? Y
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Peephole or windows in doors reachable (> 5 high’)? N/A
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Locks no higher than 5’?N/A
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Is there a doorbell?NConsider installing an audible buzzer
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A visible indicator?NConsider installing a visual indicator
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Is there a 5' wide path leading from the accessible entrance through the space to the bathrooms?Varies event to event: fire safety requires that this be provided (if you have mobility limitations and there is no clear way for you to exit throught the only door, this is a real problem; as well, it's just good practice to ensure those who use the accessible entry can safely do so.
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How is this path maintained throughout the event? (ie. taped, roped off? attendant?)roped off is preferable, but taped is OK so long as it is monitored throughout the evening
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DOORS : NON WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE ENTRANCE(FRONT)YNN/A
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Directions to the accessible entrances & descriptions of what that allows access to? NCreate clear, accessible signage indicating the rear entrance (or use the signage i created)
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Minimum door clearance of at least 32”? Y
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Operable by a single effort (no more than 8.5 lbs pressure for push or pull)?Y
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Are doors automatic?N
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Do automatic doors work?N/A
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Thresholds flush with floor, or nearly so (>½”)?Y
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Doormats stationary, flat or recessed (> ½” high)?Y
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Wing handles, not knobs? N/A
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3 second closing delay? Y
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Peephole or windows in doors reachable (> 5 high’)? N/A
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Locks no higher than 5’?N/A
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ELEVATORS/LIFTSNN/A COMMENTS
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STAIRS & STEPS: Main EntryYNN/A COMMENTS
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How many?10
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Is there a ramp nearby?Nwheelchair access around back
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Do the stairs have a non-slip surface? Y
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Tactile warning strips on stair edges? N
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Good lighting?YNFair
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Continuous handrails?NSturdy, but only on left side. Consider installing another on the right.
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Contrast lines on steps (top/bottom yellow, rest white)?NPaint these
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Closed risers? Y
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