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Compendium of accessible WASH technologies

Compedium of accessible WASH technologies landscape

This Compendium of low-cost technologies to improve the accessibility of household WASH facilities is designed for use by staff, such as health workers and community volunteers, working directly with communities in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa. 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.

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 organisations, 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

Images used in the compendium

For high quality photos and images used in the compendium please click on the photo links in each chapters below. Please be aware that the size of some of the download links are fairly large it may take some time to download the pictures depending on the speed of your internet. Credits for the images have been embedded into the file info for each picture. In Windows Explorer this can be seen in the Author field at the bottom of each picture. If you are having difficlty accessing the pictures please contact Jane Wilbur, Equity, Inclusion and Rights Advisor, WaterAid, at accessibleWASH@wateraid.org.

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Compendium of accessible WASH technologies
Compendium de technologies AEPHA accessibles
Compêndio de tecnologias de WASH acessíveis

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Compendium of accessible WASH technologies
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Chapter one - reaching facilties

Reaching facilities

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Chapter one - reaching facilties
Chapitre un - Atteindre les installations
O capítulo um - instalações acessíveis

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Chapter one - reaching facilties
Chapitre un - Atteindre les installations
O capítulo um - instalações acessíveis

Chapter two - latrines

Latrines

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Chapter two - latrines
Chapitre deux - latrines
O capítulo dois - latrinas

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Chapter two - latrines
Chapitre deux - latrines
O capítulo dois - latrinas

Chapter three - bathing

Bathing

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Chapter three - bathing
Chapitre trois - salle de bain
O capítulo três - banhos

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Chapter three - bathing
Chapitre trois - salle de bain
O capítulo três - banhos

Chapter four - waterpoints

Waterpoints

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Chapter four - waterpoints
Chapitre quatre - points d'eau
O capítulo quatro - pontos de água

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Chapter four - waterpoints
Chapitre quatre - points d'eau
O capítulo quatro - pontos de água

Chapter five - handwashing

>Handwashing

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Chapter five - handwashing
Le chapitre cinq - lavage des mains
O capítulo cinco - lavagem de mãos

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Chapter five - handwashing
Le chapitre cinq - lavage des mains
O capítulo cinco - lavagem de mãos

Resources

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Chapter six - resources
Chapitre six - ressources complémentaires
Capítulo seis - recursos adicionais

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Chapter six - resources
Chapitre six - ressources complémentaires
Capítulo seis - recursos adicionais

For more information on the Compendium please contact Jane Wilbur, Equity, Inclusion and Rights Advisor, WaterAid, at accessibleWASH@wateraid.org.