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Elevator AUDIT

Elevators are comprised of multiple features that must be considered for full accessibility. Use this AUDIT to determine how successful your elevators are at providing access and usability for all students, staff and faculty.

R2D2 Center at UW-Milwaukee

Elevator AUDIT  (Excel Document)

Elevator AUDIT Version 1-2 Manual  (PDF File)

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Posted by: Karthikeyan Sadhasivam on Tue Oct 11, 2011 at 3:47 p.m.

The elevator audit provides a perfect way for universal design. Since it covers all universal design features into it. Everything including dimensions and tactile buttons for different floors provide a universal design feature.

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Posted by: kimberly on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 2:19 p.m.

This audit was very clear and easy to read. It looked at the accessibility of the elevator holistically and articulated the features of universal design.

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Posted by: caurit on Thu Nov 07, 2013 at 4:04 p.m.

The checklist is easy to use and straight forward; anyone could print it out and begin to assess the environments that they encounter.

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It took me several years of struggling with the heavy door to my building, sometimes having to wait until a person stronger came along, to realize that the door was an accessibility problem, not only for me, but for others as well. And I did not notice, until one of my students pointed it out, that the lack of signs that could be read from a distance at my university forced people with mobility impairments to expend a lot of energy unnecessarily, searching for rooms and offices. Although I have encountered this difficulty myself on days when walking was exhausting to me, I interpreted it, automatically, as a problem arising from my illness (as I did with the door), rather than as a problem arising from the built environment having been created for too narrow a range of people and situations.

Susan Wendell, author of
The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability