in the uk 1 in 4 are disabled & out of them many typical "acsessible" toilets are not fit for purpouse, many other universities have installed Changing Places Toilets to help their students/staff & commuinity at large with these facliites,
But What are changing places toilets,
- a height adjustable adult-sized changing bench
- a tracking hoist system, or mobile hoist if this is not possible.
- adequate space in the changing area for the disabled person and up to two carers
- a centrally placed toilet with room either side
- a screen or curtain to allow some privacy.
- wide tear off paper roll to cover the bench
- a large waste bin for disposable pads
- a non-slip floor.
Here are some examples from our colleauges at other universities
University of Bournmouth: https://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/about/professional-services/estates/developing-our-campuses/fusion-building/changing-places-facilities
University of Liverpool: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/hr/diversityandequality/campusdisabilityaccess/changingplaces/
& Teeside University: https://www.independentliving.co.uk/changingplaces/is-teeside-britains-most-inclusive-university/
I already know at least one good location for a IHUS changing places facilty ( basicaly changing places as above but in it's own prefab building) & that is the small patch of wasted ground infont of the libray on the Warrington campus,
I apologise if this campain is directed at the wrong place but i hopeat leat awareness has been raised,
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