Functional Needs Focused Care and Shelter Checklist
(2009). Functional Needs Focused Care and Shelter Checklist. Playa del Rey, CA: Kailes-Publications. Retrieved June 22nd, 2010 from http://www.jik.com/disast er.html
This checklist is for individuals (including city employees, Disaster Service Workers and other shelter workers) who have responsibility for providing care and shelter during an incident.
For guidance regarding the specific dimensions of accessible routes, passenger loading zones, parking, entrances, restrooms, bathing areas, etc. (See ADA Best Practices Tool Kit for State and Local Governments, in the reference section of this document) for example:
- Each accessible sleeping area needs to be on an accessible route connecting it to other activity areas in the shelter, including toilet rooms and bathing areas. An accessible route with adequate circulation and maneuvering space provides access to each cot in the sleeping areas for people who use crutches, scooters, walkers and wheelchairs. ~
- Accessible portable toilets should have similar features to a standard accessible toilet stall including an accessible door, side and~rear grab bar, clear space next to the toilet, and maneuvering space. ~
- An accessible route is at least 36 inches wide and may narrow briefly to 32 inches wide where the route passes through doors or next to furniture and building elements. High thresholds, abrupt level changes, steps, or steep running or cross slopes cannot be part of an accessible route. Ramps, when used, cannot be steeper than 1:12. Ramps with a vertical rise of more than 6 inches must have handrails on both sides. Ramps must also have edge protection to stop wheelchairs from falling off the sides, and level landings at the top and bottom of each segment and where a ramp changes direction.