SF PIRG Accessibility Audit 2012
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ACCESSIBILITY POINTRATINGCOMMENTS
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SF PIRG, Burnaby SFU CampusDate Conducted: July 20th, 2012 Date Updated:____________
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Accessibility Ratings:FULLSEMINON
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Blind and Vision Limited Accessibility RatingSEMINONno specific accommodations, many obstructions throughout, well lit
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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Accessibility RatingSEMINONno specific accommodations; low ambient noise areas; well lit for signing
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Scent Reduction/ Scent Free Accessibility RatingSEMIno policy in place, but awareness of scent reduction & intent to create policy
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Wheelchair/ Scooter User /Mobility Limited Accessibility RatingFULLSEMIgenerally accessible in public areas, but obstructions, tight spots, high shelves, etc. throughout office area
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SIGNAGE & WAYFINDINGYNN/A COMMENTS
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Signage in a clearly visible location? Y
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Highly visible w/large, thick lettering <22pt font?mix of small, med, large print
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Non-glare finish? mix of glare, non-glare
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Letters & background high contrast? mix of high, low contrast in main space; bike room has good contrast & size
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Braile?N
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Tactile?N
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At a good height (5’ above floor to centre-line of sign)? Y
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Can a person approach within 36” of sign without standing within door swing?Y
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Is the building plan posted at entrance?N
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Directional signage large & consistent (colour, height, placement)?N/A
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Well-lit at night?Y
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Warning signs used if strobe light/ smoke/ explosive sounds are used?N/A
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LIGHTINGYNN/A COMMENTS
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Is lighting even throughout the venue?Y
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Are there well-lit areas for people who use sign language to lip read and/sign?Y
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Are any hazards well-lit?Y
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what kind of lighting: fluorescent, incandescent, halogen etc? Describefluorescent throughout
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VEHICLE & MOBILITY SCOOTER PARKINGYNN/A COMMENTS
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Accessible or other parking within 200 feet of the building?Ythis is the "reserved 24 hours for SFU permit holders only" parking on \level 2. i was unable to locate the accessible public parking & neither Disability Services nor Parking Services were able to provide the information.
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Well-signposted (upright & ground signage)?YThere are two types of designated accessible parking on campus: spaces closer to the campus buildings but are the same width as a regular parking space (10 feet) and those that are slightly wider (12 feet). Accessible Parking Lots are generally located near elevators or walkways. For information about obtaining a disabled parking permit, contact SFU Parking Services. For more details please see pages 189-192 of http://students.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/students/disabilityaccess/AccessGuideBBYHC3rdEd.pdf
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Signage regarding the misuse of the spaces?Y
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Are the spaces on level ground?Y
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Is there a slip resistant surface?Y
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Extra space designated to allow access to & from car (12’ wide; 26’ high)?Y
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Allow easy & barrier-free access to closest entrance?Y
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Can the user avoid passing through traffic & behind parked cars?Y
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Are there areas/ spaces inside to park mobility scooters? Where?Yinside centre
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Are there requirements to park inside? (eg pre arrange, speak with staff)Njust let folks know, particularly if you're leaving it there
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EXTERIOR ACCESSYNN/A COMMENTS
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Outdoor paths in good condition (no roots, cracks, holes)? Y
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Marked w/paint to indicate wheelchair accessible paths?Y
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Outline path edges with high contrast paint?YNmix of marked and not
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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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Drop-off near accessible entrance? Y
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Walkways well-lit at night? Y
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Slip-resistant surface?Y
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PUBLIC TRANSITYNN/A COMMENTS
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Transit near accessible entrance? How near?Ywithin 200 feet of elevator, Stop ID # 51863
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Transit accessible?Y
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Bus? Train? Other?bus
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Route #s and other information135, 143, 144, 145, N35
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Bike lockups? Where?Ythroughout campus
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DOORSYNN/A COMMENTS
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Is there a wheelchair accessible entrance?Y
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Directions to access entrances/ descriptions of what that allows access to? N
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Entrance well lit at night?Y
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Is the path to the accessible entrance clear of obstacles, roots, bit cracks, etc?Y
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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?Ndoors into building are automatic, doors to PIRG are not, but lightweight and usually open
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Do automatic doors work?N/A
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Can users open doors themselves? Wait for assistance? Describe.Y
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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
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3 second closing delay? N/A
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Peephole or windows in doors reachable (> 5 high’)? Y
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Locks no higher than 5’?Y
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ELEVATORS/LIFTS: CLOSEST TO BUS STOP #51863YNN/A COMMENTS
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Do you have a lift?N(Lifts are smaller than elevators & have no room for manoeuvrability)
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Do you have an elevator?Y
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Where is it located?Approximately 200 feet from bus stop. Not marked, difficult to see coming from the bus. Once you exit the bus, turn right up the path, cross right at the walkway and go left. Elevator is tucked into the alcove on the right, under the overpass. If you reach the Security building, you've gone too far. Please see photo for more specific info.
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Elevator size at least 5’ X 5’? N69"w x 51"d
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Lift dimensions at least 32"W x 48"L?N/ANote: No elevator in the AQ goes to all levels.

002-1, west side, slightly north. Goes to floors 2, 3, 5 and 6.

002-2, west side, slightly south, near the automatic doors at the
west entrance on the 2000 level. Goes to floors 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6.
This elevator has a prototype remote control system that can be
activated using a remote.

002-3, south side, slightly west. Goes to floors 3, 4, 5 and 6.

002-5, east side, slightly south. Goes to floors 3, 5 and 6.
This elevator is small and a bit cramped inside.

002-6, east side, slightly north. Goes to floors 3, 4, 5 and 6.

002-7, north side, slightly west. Goes to floors 2, 3, 5 and 6.
This elevator is small and a bit cramped inside.
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Threshold no greater than ½”?Y
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Doors or compartment opens at least 32” wide?Y
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Elevator call buttons at a reasonable height (35” - 54” above floor)?Y
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Clear of obstructions in front of call buttons? Y
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Call buttons tactile? Y
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Call buttons brailed?N
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Braille to left of call buttons?N
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Tactile floor identification numbers at each door (height of 54”)?Y
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Braille floor identification numbers at each door (height of 54”)?N
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Audible signals when elevator call is answered? Y
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Audible signals for direction?N
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Handrails on three sides of elevator?Y
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Handrails mounted 36” above floor?Y
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Does it require a key? N
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Closing delay (3 seconds or more)? Y
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Electronic re-opening activators on elevator door?YBut very slow to respond. My crutches were slammed by the doors many times.
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