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Access Audit


The purpose of an Access Audit in built structures is to establish how well a building performs in relation to access and ease of use by a wide range of potential users, including people with physical and sensory impairments.

 
It is Valuable

1.       To identify necessary adjustments in the service provided to PWDs to meet the requirements of current provisions of the PWD Act    
          1995 and the GoI Building Code.

2.       To consider existing management and organisation of a building and the service from it, to achieve maximum accessibility.

3.       To help gain consent for alterations, extensions and new builds in compliance with provisions of PWD Act 1995
.


The Access Audit and Its Contents

1.       The Access Audit is the first "reasonable step" in consideration of maximum accessibility in a building.

2.       It records the building, and establishes how well that building performs in terms of access and ease of use by a wide range of
          potential users.

3.       It identifies good and bad practice, design and layout in regard to disabled access, identifying obstacles to people with mobility and
          sensory impairments.

4.       In addition, the audit report  then seeks to find solutions to access problems, with recommendations and relative costings.


Criteria for recommendations is the PWD Act 1995, the Building Code and best practice to consider positively towards complete accessibility.



Swabhiman has completed the following access audits

1.
 Access audit Report of Nandankanan(2014)

2.
Access Audit of Odisha Secretariat (2013)

3. 
Access Audit Report for developing Odisha as an Inclusive Travel Destination (2012)

4. Access Audit of Ravenshaw University, Cuttack (2010)

5. Access Audit of State Museum, Bhubaneswar (2010)

6. Access Audit of Netaji Birth Place, Cuttack (2010) 

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