Audit_Rio Theatre_Updated_January_26_2015
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Please note that this audit was originally audited in 2011; since then there have been considerable additions to the audit template. Not all of these additions are reflected in this audit.
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Name and address of audited space: Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, VancouverDate Audited: July 17, 2011
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http://riotheatre.ca/(604) 879-3456Updated: August 2013; February 2015
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OVERALL ACCESSIBILITY RATINGS:
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ACCESS CATEGORY:FULLSEMINONN/A COMMENTS
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Blind and Low Vision NONno specific accommodations except Braille bathroom sign
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Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Other Audio BarriersNONno specific accommodations
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EMS (Electro Magnetic Sensitivity)NONno specific accommodations
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Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Scent Reduction/ Scent FreeNONno specific accommodations
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Wheelchair/ Scooter User /Mobility LimitedSEMImain theatre accessible, no w/c access to stage or balcony, minimal w/c seating
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_________Bathroom AccessSEMIall on main floor but currently no w/c access stalls
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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 INFO COMMENTS
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Primary function/s of the spacemovie screenings, music and performance
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Hours of operation:Contact the Rio for specifics, or visit the website
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Size of space, in square footage
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Maximum capacity for events
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Rental fees (give full week range)
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What does rental include?
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Specific requirements for rental
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SIGNAGE & WAYFINDINGYMIXNON/A COMMENTS
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Signage is in a clearly visible location? Y
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Highly visible w/large, thick lettering <22pt font?Y
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Non-glare finish so it's easier to read? Y
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Letters & background high contrast for easier reading? Y
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Braile?MIXonly on bathroom signs
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Tactile?NO
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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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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?
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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? Describeincandescent, fluorescent
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Can fluorescent lighting be turned off and other lighting used instead?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?)NO
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VEHICLE & MOBILITY SCOOTER PARKINGYMIXNON/A COMMENTS
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Is there accessible parking within 200 feet of the building?NOstreet parking only
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Whether accessible or not, is it:
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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?Y
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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? Where?Ythroughout, 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?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?Y
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Grate slots no more than ½” wide?Y
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Sidewalks, ramps & paths 36” wide?Y
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Drop-off near accessible entrance? MIX
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Walkways well-lit at night? Y
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Slip-resistant surface?NO
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GETTING THERE: PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ETC.YMIXNON/A COMMENTS
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Transit near accessible entrance? How near?Ybus and train within a block
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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?Y
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Transit accessible?Y
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Bus? Train? Other?bus and train
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Route #s and other informationroutes 9, 20, 99, skytrain (Broadway & Commercial Stations)
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Bike lockups? Where?Yright out front
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Are transit tokens available?NOindividual events may offer these, check ahead
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DOORS: main and internal, excluding washroomYMIXNON/A COMMENTS
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Is there a wheelchair accessible entrance?Yslight grade coming in
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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)Y32 1/2" x 2 doors can both be opened
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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?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?NO
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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 (there are many people who cannot grasp a doorknob)? Y
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