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Doorway AUDIT

How universally designed is that doorway? What are the correct measurements for an accessible doorway?

R2D2 Center at UW-Milwaukee

Doorway AUDIT  (Excel Document)

Doorway AUDIT Manual  (PDF File)

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Posted by: Qussai on Thu Oct 13, 2011 at 3:30 a.m.

The Doorway AUDIT provides all needed criteria to access the accessibility of a doorway for different types of disabilities.

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Posted by: jksot on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 8:21 p.m.

Can be confusing to the rater. Be sure to read directions carefully.

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Posted by: DomMan on Sat Dec 18, 2021 at 1:35 p.m.

The Doorway AUDIT does a great job of analyzing and providing the necessary standards and regulations for all components of a doorway to make them more accessible for the widest range of individuals. The Doorway AUDIT allows the user to analyze both the accessibility and usability of a doorway, and provides them with a summary score and interpretation to help determine what features of the doorway could be improved. Overall, it is very useful when universally designing doorways for the widest range of individuals.

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Posted by: eebrooks2 on Mon Dec 20, 2021 at 1:59 p.m.

The Doorway AUDIT is provides a very thorough assessment of the accessibility and usability of doorways using a universal design lens. The manual provides exceptional clarity regarding scoring, leading to more uniform assessments between users. However, some aspects of the AUDIT and its associated manual, specifically the directions section, are wordy and somewhat unclear, leading to confusion while completing the AUDIT. Additionally, updates are needed to allow compatibility with newer versions of Microsoft Excel.

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Posted by: mjvavra@uwm.edu on Mon Dec 20, 2021 at 11:51 p.m.

The Doorway Audit highlights a variety of physical features and Universal Design accessibility elements in regards to rating and overall assessment. The Audit examines how the doorway is designed, utilized and accessible for all populations. Once completing all of the individual assessment ratings it will provide a general score based on accessibility--this will in turn allow the user to assess the doorway functionality on a more objective level through the Doorway Audit. I will admit that the assessment seems older in design and could possibly use an update to adhere to current Microsoft programs. However for the most part it performs its intended task and offers users a effective way to evaluate and improve the accessibility of doorways.

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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