Compendium of accessible WASH technologies

Compendium of accessible WASH technologies

This compendium presents low-cost technologies to improve the accessibility of household WASH facilities. It is designed for use by people working directly with communities in rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa, including health workers and community volunteers.

Most of the ideas are designed to ensure access for disabled and older people, but are suitable for anyone who may have difficulty using standard facilities. Families can adapt the examples described to suit their needs and budgets. The main focus is on household facilities rather than institutional facilities, although some ideas might also be useful in these settings.

You can use the compendium:

  • As a starting point for discussion with households
  • As a way of encouraging communities to consider design options
  • In disabled people’s organisations, and older people's’ associations
  • As flashcards - enlarge the images and stick them on card
  • As posters - print the images and use them for group discussions

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

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How to use the images

To access high-quality versions of the images in the compendium please click on the photo link for the relevant chapter shown below. Please be aware that some of the image files are large, so may take some time to download. Image credits are embedded in each picture's file information. In Windows Explorer this can be seen in the 'author' field at the bottom of each picture. If you are having difficulty accessing the pictures please contact [email protected]

Chapter one: 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

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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

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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: Water points

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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

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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 Priya Nath, Equity, Inclusion and Rights Advisor, WaterAid, at [email protected]