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Compendium of accessible WASH technologies

Compendium of accessible WASH technologiesPublished in: 2014

Pages: 58

Publisher: WEDS, WaterAid

Author: Jones, H., Wilbur, J.

The compendium is designed for use by staff working directly with communities - e.g. health workers and community volunteers working with disabled and older people and their families in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa.

The compendium can be used in various ways:- As a starting point for discussion with households
- As a way of encouraging communities to consider design options
- By disabled people’s organizations, and older peoples’ associations
- As flashcards - images can be enlarged and stuck on card
- As posters - images can be printed and used for group discussions

Content - Summary

A few examples of technologies are presented that families can adapt to suit their needs and budgets. Many more options are possible. Most of the ideas are suitable for disabled and older people, but are suitable for anyone who may have difficulty using standard facilities. The main focus is on household facilities, not institutional facilities, although some ideas might also be useful in these settings.

A few examples of technologies are presented that families can adapt to suit their needs and budgets. Many more options are possible. Most of the ideas are suitable for disabled and older people, but are not only for them. As we get older, many of us find it increasingly difficult to squat and balance, or we might be injured or sick. These technologies might also make facilities easier and more comfortable to use by everyone in the family. The ideas are designed to be suitable for household facilities, not for institutional facilities - e.g. schools and clinics - although some ideas might also be useful in these settings.

 

                           


            

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