This is the response to a DEWPoint helpdesk enquiry for a bibliography
on inclusive/universal design for water supply, sanitation and hygiene
(WASH). The annotated bibliography lists key references on the following
topics: (1) Practical guidance on inclusive design of public
infrastructure in general; (2) Practical guidance on making water and
sanitation facilities accessible; (3) Accessibility audit tools for use
in planning, assessment, evaluation and even in awareness raising; (4)
Practical implementation of improving accessibility, mostly in the form
of pilot projects; (5) Child/girl/disabled friendly school sanitation
and hygiene; (6) Practical solutions to issues facing women and girls in
managing menstruation; and (7) WASH provision for women and disabled
people in emergencies. A link is also provided to a document that
focuses on how to make participatory processes accessible and inclusive.
Finally, there is a selection of documents that highlight the issues and
problems of exclusion and lack of accessibility, although they provide
little guidance on practical solutions. Issues are related to WASH for
women and girls, disabled people, older people, people living with
HIV/AIDS, and children.
This report was produced by DEW Point, a Resource Centre for
Environment, Water and Sanitation, that was funded by DFID and managed
by a consortium of companies led by Harewelle International Limited. The
Resource Centre closed in 2012.
Jones, H. Inclusive/universal design for water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services - An annotated bibliography. Final Report, April 2010. DEW Point, Blisworth, UK (2010) 28 pp.