SFU Woodwards Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre 2019
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Name and address of audited space: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre at SFU WoodwardsDate Audited: December 2018
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Main Floor - 149 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4
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Please note:
The lobby of SFU Woodwards is currently under construction.
This only affects the accessibilty to PuSh events in that the only entrance to reach the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre is the back entrance.
To find this entrance, go the 136 W Cordova St (The Charles Bar) and take the alley next to it.
On your left you will see a courtyard, the stairs and ramp lead into the SFU Woodwards building.
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OVERALL ACCESSIBILITY RATINGS:
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ACCESS CATEGORY:HIGHSEMINONN/A COMMENTS
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Blind and Low Vision
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Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Other Audio Barriers
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EMS (Electro Magnetic Sensitivity)
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Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Scent Reduction/ Scent Free
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Wheelchair/ Scooter User /Mobility LimitedWheelchair and scooter users must enter/exit room from second set of doors.
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_________Bathroom Access
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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 spaceReceptions, meetings, performance, speaking
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Hours of operation:Building is 24/7. Space is upon booking.
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Size of space, in square footage2166 sq ft
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Maximum capacity for events173 (120 seated)
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Rental fees (give full week range)http://www.sfu.ca/mecs/facilities/goldcorp-centre-for-the-arts.html
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Are there deals for small groups, low income folks, non-profits, etc?Contact mecs@sfu.ca
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What does rental include? See website
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Specific requirements for rentalSee website
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SIGNAGE & WAYFINDINGYMIXNON/A COMMENTS
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Signage is in a clearly visible location? SFU signage at the entrance, PERFORMANCE VENUES signage on ground level at building entrance, B1&B2 staircase, by elevator buttons. As well as overhead directions but small to read.
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Highly visible w/large, thick lettering <22pt font?
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Non-glare finish so it's easier to read?
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Letters & background high contrast for easier reading?
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Braile?
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Tactile?
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At a 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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Directional signage large & consistent (colour, height, placement)?
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Well-lit at night?
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LIGHTINGYMIXNON/A COMMENTS
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Is lighting even throughout the venue?Only dim in light locks when entering room.
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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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What kind of lighting: fluorescent, incandescent, halogen etc? DescribeFluorescent in room and hallways.
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Can fluorescent lighting be turned off and other lighting used instead?Different kinds of light available, and windows for natural light. Can be turned off in the building but only on special requests. No physical switches visible.
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Strobe lights restricted, banned or simply not available in the space?Depends on event.
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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?Depends on event.
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VEHICLE & MOBILITY SCOOTER PARKINGYMIXNON/A COMMENTS
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Accessible or other parking within 200 feet of the building?No accessible parking close by. Public Pay parking at Abbott&Hastings, 65 W. Cordova, and a few more on Cordova.
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Well-signposted (upright & ground signage)?
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Signage regarding the misuse of the spaces?
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Are the spaces on level ground?
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Is there a slip resistant surface?
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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?Need to cross street.
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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/ walkers, etc? Where?Ask FOH
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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?
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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 go against traffic flow so wheelchair wheels don't get stuck?
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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? Alley beside the building. Can enter from Cordova or Cambie
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Walkways well-lit at night?
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Slip-resistant surface?
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GETTING THERE: PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ETC.YMIXNON/A COMMENTS
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Transit near accessible entrance? How near?Bus stops on same block as entrance.
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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?
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Transit accessible?
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Bus? Train? Other?Bus, skytrain
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Route #s and other informationBus #3,8,14,16,20,N8,N20,N35. Stops on Abbott & Hastings, about 30m away from the east, and 100m from the west. Bus 135 from the east stops at Abbott & Hastings, stops at Cambie and Hastings from the west, both about 50m away. Skytrain- Stadium Chinatown or Waterfront station, both 10min walk.
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Bike lockups? Where?At the corner of Cambie and Hastings
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Are transit tokens available?
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DOORS: Main Building DoorsYMIXNON/A COMMENTS
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Is there a wheelchair accessible entrance?Both Cordova and Hastings have wheelchair access.
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Is there signage to the accessible entrance?Not a special entrance
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Entrance well lit at night?
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Path to the accessible entrance clear of obstacles, roots, big cracks, etc?
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Door is at least 33 3/4" wide? (BC Building Code Standard, 2013)
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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?
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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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Can users open doors themselves? Wait for assistance? Describe.By themsleves.
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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 (there are many people who cannot grasp a doorknob)?
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3 second closing delay to allow entry without being hit by the door?
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Peephole or windows in doors reachable (> 5 high’)? Windows in doors.
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Locks no higher than 5’?
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Is there a doorbell at 48" high or less?
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