RISE Women's Legal Centre_Full Access Audit_Jul 21 2016
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Rise Women's Legal Centre 201-456 W. Broadway, Vancouver 604-451-7447 khawkins@womenslegalcentre.caDate Audited: July 21, 2016
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Link to overview: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ph5T7Eg-E3eF61vt9FsR2_VZDD2vgctLswfk7tIi54I/edit?usp=sharing
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OVERALL ACCESSIBILITY RATINGS:
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ACCESS CATEGORY:HIGHSEMINONN/A COMMENTS
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Blind and Low VisionSEMINONno specific accommodations; bright, not overly crowded space
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Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Other Audio BarriersSEMINONno specific accommodations; well lit space
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EMS (Electro Magnetic Sensitivity)NONno policy in place; in a dense wifi hotspot
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Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Scent Reduction/ Scent FreeSEMIno policy in place, but no scents on audit
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Wheelchair/ Scooter User /Mobility LimitedHIGHbig open space, no stairs, relatively easy to maneuvre, most things within reach and movable, staff can assist
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_________Bathroom AccessSEMItwo w/c access stalls, women's hard to get into because of sink placement
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Other Access Categories?
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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 spaceLegal clinic for women
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Hours of operation:Intake appointments Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting May 24, 2016
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Size of space, in square footage~1915 sq ft
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Maximum capacity for eventsN/A
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Rental fees (give full week range)N/A
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What does rental include? N/A
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Specific requirements for rentalN/A
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SIGNAGE & WAYFINDINGYMIXNON/A COMMENTS
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Signage is in a clearly visible location? MIX
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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? MIX
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Letters & background high contrast for easier reading? YMostly
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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)? N/A
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Can a person approach within 36” of sign without standing within door swing?N/A
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Directional signage large & consistent (colour, height, placement)?NO
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Well-lit at night? Y
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LIGHTINGYMIXNON/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? DescribeYVery few fluorescent, hallway lights are very bright flourescents; lots of natural light.
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Can fluorescent lighting be turned off and other lighting used instead?MIX
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Strobe lights restricted, banned or simply not available in the space?N/A
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Warning signs used if strobe light/ smoke/ explosive sounds are used (these can pose danger to some)N/A
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VEHICLE & MOBILITY SCOOTER PARKINGYMIXNON/A COMMENTS
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Accessible or other parking within 200 feet of the building?MIXNODrop off ONLY, east side of building; the nearest parking lot is east of RISE building; pay parking on Broadway (very busy); south of the building there is a big parking lot (behind the skytrain).
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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?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)?MIXDepends on who else is using the spots
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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/ walkers, etc? Where?YLots of space inside, just let someone know you're leaving it, leave at own risk.
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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? Y
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Marked w/paint to indicate wheelchair accessible paths?N/A
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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?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? Yin parking lot east side of building
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Walkways well-lit at night? Y
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Slip-resistant surface?Y
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GETTING THERE: PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ETC.YMIXNON/A COMMENTS
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Transit near accessible entrance? How near?YBus and skytrain on the same block
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Curb cuts leading from transit to the venue?Y
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Transit accessible?Y
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Bus? Train? Other?YBus and train
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Route #s and other information#9, N9, 99, 15, N15, 17, Broadway-City Hall Skytrain
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Bike lockups? Where?NO
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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?Y33"W main door
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Is there signage to the accessible entrance?NO
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Entrance well lit at night?Y
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Path to the accessible entrance clear of obstacles, roots, big cracks, etc?Y
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Door is at least 33 3/4" wide? (BC Building Code Standard, 2013)Y
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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?N/ANo ramp
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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?Y
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Do automatic doors work?YOn audit
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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)? N/A
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Wing handles, not knobs (there are many people who cannot grasp a doorknob)? Y
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3 second closing delay to allow entry without being hit by the door? Y
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Peephole or windows in doors reachable (> 5 high’)? N/A
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Locks no higher than 5’?Y
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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.N/A
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ELEVATORS/LIFTSYMIXNON/A COMMENTS
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Do you have a lift?NO
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Do you have an elevator?Y
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