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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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Posted by: JenniferM on Tue Nov 23, 2021 at 4:54 p.m.

I felt this audit was easy to understand and navigate. I liked that it had in-depth and helpful information regarding guidelines. Some more visuals would’ve been helpful, too. But overall this was a good AUDIT.

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Posted by: annakoehn on Wed Nov 30, 2022 at 12:17 p.m.

The Doorway AUDIT resource was very easy to understand. I do think that it would be beneficial for some individuals to include more pictures in the text. The Excel spreadsheet was very easy to use in terms of how to rate a doorway. Overall, I think this is a great tool to evaluate a doorway.

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Posted by: bpatters on Wed Nov 30, 2022 at 1:40 p.m.

I think that this is a useful tool for assessing a doorway without too much necessary knowledge of universal design. I think that the only thing that would be missing is either pictures or text descriptions of various components of the door which are being assessed. Someone may not know what these parts are called so it could be difficult to assess the door accurately.

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Posted by: gretahuber on Tue Apr 18, 2023 at 7:44 p.m.

I really liked this resource and how it is so in depth in regards to things like grip strength, excessive force,twisting ect.

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Posted by: schaff35 on Tue Dec 05, 2023 at 7:14 p.m.

I think this is a useful tool for tool for evaluating the accessibility and usability of a doorway.

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