Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Meeting Place Inspection Form - Accessability
Re: Meeting Place Inspection Form - Accessability
Fri, 16 Apr 1999 10:13:45 -0400
Cheryl's comments to my original posting are worthy additions and
considerations. Remember, I wrote "at minimum". There are other simple
things like lever handles, rather than doorknobs.
Federal (and State and local) accessibility standards are replete with
graphics for reference - remember the builder/contractor works for the
patron, so the patron can be equally (or more) versed in the
Cheryl Singhal wrote:
> You can't necessarily rely on your builder/contractor in those matters.
> look at the door sill. I've seen many an access ramp halt at a 2-inch sill.
> An over-sized handicap stall where the toilet is UNDER the hand rail
> isn't very useful to anyone at all -- unless you came in with a small boy.
(Yes, toilets and sinks should be at the proper level)
> yourself reaching UP to hook your purse on the coat hook? How'd you
> figure to do that from a wheelchair? ....<snip>
> the tissue dispenser and the ... the sanitary disposal....
(sometimes duplicate accessories are an inexpensive response)
But, get the boys involved as part of the discovery. It's an
opportunity to learn -- and start working on Disability Awareness MB.