Presentation on theme: "Draft report results of polling station accessibility survey pilot project august thru october 2009 Global Kontakt Fondacija Global Kontakt Nikole Tesle."— Presentation transcript:
Draft report results of polling station accessibility survey pilot project august thru october 2009 Global Kontakt Fondacija Global Kontakt Nikole Tesle 3, Bihac, Bosnia and Hercegovina
DISCLAMER The folowing information is based on hand tabulation and is subject to human error. A final report generated by computer database may present slightly different findings. However, the folowing information demostrates certain overall characteristics that can be used for action plan purposes
Overview 41 locations, 36 forms 33 locations in Bihac 3 locations in Bosanska Petrovac 5 locations in Velika Kladuša 26 schools 9 mz 6 other locations teams from 6 political parties
Exterior 50 m from the main entrance door
On and off street parking 0 locations had permanent off street parking reserved for PWD, 14 locations had parking with non compliant surfaces (7 gravel, 4 mixture, 3 dirt) 9 locations had some kind of on street parking, 20 locations did not. 2 locations had permanent on street parking reserved for PWD-s within 50 m from the polling station.
Route to the main entrance From off street parking 24 locations had an obvious route from off street parking to the main door, 17 did not 20 locations had route made from asphalt 18 locations had routes that were level 8 had barriers on the route From the on street parking 13 had a marked route, 16 did not have an obvious route 8 had routes made from asphalt 12 routes were level 3 had barriers
Entrance ramps and stairs 32 locations didnt have entrance ramps 27 locations had stairs 8 locations had 1 step 4 locations had 2 steps 15 locations had more than 3 steps 9 locations had handrails
Entrance door Average width of the main entrance doors was106 cm, standard is 81,6 cm Average threshold height on the main entrance doors was 8,3 cm, standard is 1,3 cm. 19 had doors that open IN 19 had doors that open OUT 29 were easy to open 14 doors opend less than 90° 24 opend more than 90°
Subjective exterior rating, 50 m from the main entrance doors 3 locations 100% no changes needed 25 locations 75-99% small permanent changes or temporary changes needed 8 locations 50-74% major permanent changes needed *Standard rule is that exterior/interior, gravel surfaces, damaged surfaces are NOT with compliance with access for PWD-s. If these results were taken into consideration, the average access grade would be much LOWER.
Interior ( from the main entrance door to the polling room ) 8 locations had abrupt changes in level, higher than the standard height of 0,6 cm. 10 had a protruding objects in the path, 5 had an object that extended more than 10 cm in to the path. 3 locations were rated LESS than 50% concerning the accessibility and were defined as a not suitable for a polling station locations.
Polling room door 16 open IN 20 open OUT Average width was 91 cm 9 doors opend less than 90° 24 doors opend more than 90° Average threshold was 3,6 cm, standard is 1,3 cm
Subjective interior rating 12 locations got a 100% rating no changes needed 17 locations were rated 75-99% small permanent changes or temporary changes needed 3 locations were rated 50-74% major permanent changes needed 3 locations got less than 50% location is not suitable for a polling station location
Overall 28 out of 41 locations recived an overall rating 2 locations 100% no changes needed 15 locations 75-99% small permanent changes or temporary changes needed 11 locations 50-74% major permanent changes needed
Good results, but there is many things to do With all results, the standards of reasonable accommodation in BiH were applied. They include the fact that PWD-voters may bring an escort to assist them at the polls and may utilize mobile voting teams. Please review the survey form for each location when determining specific accessibilty requirements.
Discussion topics Defining the Reasonable Accommodation Relations between the temporary vs. permanent changes concerning the accessibility. Entrance and changes to the threshold for making the entrance ramp Markings on the route and reserved parking spaces The role of the mobile teams Media and promotion of the political parties