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All Under One Roof

1.0 Introduction
2.0 Mainstreaming disability inclusion in the shelter and settlements programme cycle
3.0 Design Recommendations and material support
4.0 Considerations based on mode of delivery and forms of tenure
Annex 1 Guiding Frameworks
Annex 2 Terms and definitions
Annex 3 Acronyms and abbreviations
Case study library


All parts of the distribution process have been assessed for accessibility and safety and appropriateness of distributed items has been confirmed.

All information, guidelines and technical documentation related to emergency shelter activities (including distribution and shelter construction) is in multiple accessible formats.

Support has been provided for transportation of materials, tools or other household items (e.g., Cash grants, home delivery service, community support).

Potential sites have been cleared and all rubble and debris removed.

A catalogue of possible solutions and adaptations based on locally available materials and techniques has been developed and shared.

Persons with disabilities have been engaged in any demonstration shelter building and additional building support has been provided to vulnerable groups.

Shelters have been designed to improve natural ventilation to improve hygiene and thermal comfort.

Shelters provide privacy for persons with disabilities, women and children, with additional materials available.

Artificial lighting is provided to increase accessibility and safety.

Where ramps are required, these have been constructed with a maximum slope of 1:10 and a non-slip surface provided.

All openings in shelters are at least 90cm wide, with no barriers on the ground.

Solid railings or handles have been provided as support structures for people to move around shelters and move up and down from beds, toilets or wheelchairs.

A downloadable copy of this checklist can be found here.