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This Accessibility Audit was taken from a template at RAMP, radicalaccessiblecommunities.wordpress.com, and adapted
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Name and address of audited space: Concordia University Greenhouse, 1455 De Maisonneuve West, Montreal, QuebecDate Audited: June 3, 2016
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OVERALL ACCESSIBILITY RATINGS:
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ACCESS CATEGORY:HIGHSEMINONN/A COMMENTS
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Blind and Low Visionx
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Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Other Audio Barriersx
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EMS (Electro Magnetic Sensitivity)x
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Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Scent Reduction/ Scent Freex
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Wheelchair/ Scooter User /Mobility Limitedx
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_________Bathroom Accessx
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Other Access Categories (e.g. allergens, child access, financial, etc)
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for more info: http://radicalaccessiblecommunities.wordpress.com/radical-access-mapping-project-vancouver/
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GENERAL RENTAL / SPACE INFOYMIXNON/A COMMENTS
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Primary function of the spaceWorkshops, growing plants, relaxation area (not very when crowded)
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Hours of operation:During the fall and winter Concordia University school terms, open Monday to Friday 11am to 5pm. Closed during the summer.
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Size of space, in square footage
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Maximum capacity for events50
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Rental fees (give full week range)Free student event: $0. Paid Student Public: $20 Free public event: $0. Paid public $30 Paid Private: $40
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What does rental include? Access to the atrium (including furniture), kitchenette, water, tea, projector (and screen), and white board
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Specific requirements for rentalSigning a contract, shoes and clothing worn at all times, no alcohol, cancellations within 48hrs or $30 fee charged, and clean up after the event
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SIGNAGE & WAYFINDINGYMIXNON/A COMMENTS
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Signage is in a clearly visible location? YesThere are small uniligual signs on the 12th floor, and on the door to the stairwell for the greenhouse
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Highly visible w/large, thick lettering <22pt font?No
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Non-glare finish so it's easier to read? MixSome are lamenated and some are on regular basis
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Letters & background high contrast for easier reading? Yes
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Braile?No
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Tactile?No
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At a good height (5’ above floor to centre-line of sign)? Yes
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Can a person approach within 36” of sign without standing within door swing?MixSome yes, some are on doors though
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Directional signage large & consistent (colour, height, placement)?Mix
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Well-lit at night?Yes
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LIGHTINGYMIXNON/A COMMENTS
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Is lighting even throughout the venue?MixMay be some shade due to plants
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Are there well-lit areas for people who use sign language to lip read and/sign?Yes
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Are any hazards well-lit?MixSome stairs
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What kind of lighting: fluorescent, incandescent, halogen etc? DescribeFluorescent tube lighting mostly, but also a lot of natural sunlight in the day time
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Can fluorescent lighting be turned off and other lighting used instead?MixIn daytime, the florescent lights will be off, due to the natural lighting in the atrium, but at night, no
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Strobe lights restricted, banned or simply not available in the space?No
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Are warning signs used if strobe light/ smoke/ explosive sounds are used (as any one of these can pose danger to some?N/AWill not be used in the space
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VEHICLE & MOBILITY SCOOTER PARKINGYMIXNON/A COMMENTS
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Accessible or other parking within 200 feet of the building?MixThere is street parking, but there is accessible parking in the Library building, 1400 De Maissoneuve West , which is often full, it is attached to the Hall building by a underground tunnel.
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Well-signposted (upright & ground signage)?No
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Signage regarding the misuse of the spaces?No
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Are the spaces on level ground?No
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Is there a slip resistant surface?No
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Extra space designated to allow access to & from car (12’ wide; 26’ high)?No
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Allow easy & barrier-free access to closest entrance?No
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Can the user avoid passing through traffic & behind parked cars?No
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Are there areas/ spaces inside to park mobility scooters/ walkers, etc? Where?No
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EXTERIOR ACCESSYMIXNON/A COMMENTS
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Outdoor paths in good condition (no roots, cracks, holes) to prevent tripping etc? No
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Marked w/paint to indicate wheelchair accessible paths?No
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Outline path edges with high contrast paint?No
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Grate slots go against traffic flow so wheelchair wheels don't get stuck?No
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Grate slots no more than ½” wide?No
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Sidewalks, ramps & paths 36” wide?Yes
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Drop-off near accessible entrance? MixConcordia shuttle bus is often wheelchair accessible, and drop off is at a wheelchair accesible entrance. Taxi Drop off near accesible entrance, but besides that no.
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Walkways well-lit at night? Yes
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Slip-resistant surface?MixNot in the winter
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GETTING THERE: PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ETC.YMIXNON/A COMMENTS
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Transit near accessible entrance? How near?NoConcordia University shuttle bus is sometimes accessibile but also cards people for Concordia University IDs, bus stops at building, at an accesible entrance. Guy-Concordia metro is not accessible. Closest accessible metro is Lionel Groulx
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Are there curb cuts leading from transit to the venue to ensure those using wheelchairs & others unable to climp a step can access the space?Yes
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Transit accessible?MixOnly comes twice a day
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Bus? Train? Other?MixLionel groulx - use bus 747
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Route #s and other informationBus: 15 (downtown), 24 (NDG), 435 (Plateau, CDN), 747 (downtown)
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Bike lockups? Where?YesOn Mackay Street, the West side of the building.
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Are transit tokens available?No
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DOORS: main and internal, excluding washroomYMIXNON/A COMMENTS
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Is there a wheelchair accessible entrance?XHowever, there is a very long route, through a mechnical room with dark narrow passages and high pitched noises. Will need to contact staff before as well.
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Is there signage to the accessible entrance?X
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Entrance well lit at night?X
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Path to the accessible entrance clear of obstacles, roots, big cracks, etc?X
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Door is at least 33 3/4" wide?X
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Does door open inwards or outwards?Outwards
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Door swing clearance (from door edge to ramp edge) at least 32” to allow enough space when using a wheelchair or other mobility device, or for larger people?Mix
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Operable by a single effort (no more than 8.5 lbs pressure for push or pull)?No
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Are doors automatic?No
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Do automatic doors work?No
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Can users open doors themselves? Wait for assistance? Describe.NoNeed asssistance, contact greenhouse staff
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Thresholds flush with floor, or nearly so (>½”)?No
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Doormats stationary, flat or recessed (> ½” high)?No
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Wing handles, not knobs (there are many people who cannot grasp a doorknob)? No
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3 second closing delay to allow entry without being hit by the door? No
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Peephole or windows in doors reachable (> 5 high’)? No
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Locks no higher than 5’?Yes
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Is there a doorbell at 48" high or less?No
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If so, is there a visible and/or tactile indicator? Describe.No
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