Guidelines for Creating Barrier-free Emergency Shelters (Handicap International: 2009)

These Guidelines were developed as part of the DIPECHO funded project,“Mainstreaming disability and people with disabilities into disaster management in Nepal” implemented by Handicap International. Their purpose is to provide guidance on the design and building of barrier-free emergency shelters that may be used by all people within a community following a natural disaster, such as a flood or landslide. These Guidelines do not provide detailed technical specification (that might be found in other reference manuals, see “resources” chapter below, page 17) rather they provide essential information on, and examples of, aspects to be considered when designing and building barrier-free emergency shelters.