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Community Health Environment Checklists (CHECs)

This website describes a series of Community Health Environment Checklists or CHECs, which help to describe the accessibility of buildings using the lived experiences of persons with disabilities as a guide. Very quick and easy to administer.

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Posted by: alex blok on Tue Nov 25, 2014 at 9:05 a.m.

This is a pretty neat tool to know about because it assess the physical features of an environment. It really aims to look at if people can carry out the intended task in the community with relative ease. The survey looks at mobility, vision, and hearing challenges.

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