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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: diha2000 on Thu Oct 13, 2011 at 5:57 a.m.

For the most part, the audit is very easy to use. However, for one of my audits, my usability score was not showing up. I am not sure if it is because I made a mistake or if it that a score could not be calculated based on the answers that I was given. I am not sure because there was no indication given by the AUDIT. Also, I'm not sure that the score I calculated manually is correct and matches with the intended scoring provided in the manual. Are each of the items equally weighted?

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Posted by: diha2000 on Thu Oct 13, 2011 at 6:02 a.m.

I also noticed that in the comments section on the score page, I can only add comments into one of the lines, all of the other ones are locked. I also think that cells that are not included in the scoring sheet should be unlocked so that i can place notes on the sheet as I perform the evaluation (if I do the evaluation on the computer, i.e. with a tablet P.C. etc.)

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Posted by: diha2000 on Thu Oct 13, 2011 at 6:12 a.m.

I wish the parts of the door were described in the AUDIT--i.e. pictures provided of jamb, latch, visual representations provided of the text descriptions

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Posted by: odonnelll on Wed Dec 16, 2020 at 12:48 p.m.

The audit is very detailed and consists of eleven sections, which break down the components of a door. Within the sections, ADA-ABA guidelines are implemented to provide guideline and measurements for the user when filling out the audit. Overall, great comprehensive tool to evaluate a doorway.

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Posted by: emma.olenchek on Tue Dec 22, 2020 at 12:38 p.m.

I felt as if this AUDIT was easy to use and very detailed. It would have helped to have some images of the provided text. Overall a good tool to use!

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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