According to the 2019 census, 1 million Kenyans (2.2%) live with some form of disability. That is 1.9% among men and 2.5% among women.
Disability is not something that an individual overcomes. Rather, it’s part of who they are and how they experience the world. A great event host recognizes this and ensures every guest feels welcome. A cordial environment for an event is an adherence to Article 54 of the Kenyan constitution which outlines rights guaranteed to Persons With Disabilities.
When renting handicap portable toilets for your event look for these features to ensure a welcoming environment for handicap.
Handrails provide support for a person with a disability when sitting or standing inside the portable toilet. They are available in a variety of materials and finishes. Most handrails are made of stainless steel because of their good corrosion resistance.
Other materials available for handrails are:
- Brass handrail
- Aluminium handrail
- Plastics handrail
- wood handrail
Persons living with a disability need more space inside a washroom because it provides them with more room to maneuver and transfer from their wheelchair to the toilet seat. This is important because it allows them to use the restroom independently and with dignity.
Additionally, it can prevent accidents and injuries that may occur when using the standard-sized toilets. Adequate space is a vital requirement for toilets for persons with disability. However, some people like ‘plus-sized’ and people with small children prefer using these toilets due to their large space despite not being disabled.
Ramp with low floor clearance
Toilets with a low floor clearance provide more space for wheelchair users to operate and transfer from their wheelchair to the toilet seat. A ramp can help people with mobility issues safely enter the toilets.
Placard Indicating displaying Person With Disability accessibility
Portable toilets for persons with disability should have placards to indicate they are accessible and friendly to people with disability. This is because it is a basic human right, but for those with disability access is still a common problem.
Not every portable toilet will, however, completely accommodate the needs of the handicap, so keep that in mind. If you want to enhance your impaired guests’ comfort, the aforementioned examples are an important factor to take into account.
Furthermore, it is crucial to remember that not all disabilities are apparent, and not all individuals who use wheelchairs perceive themselves to be impaired. Regardless of the state, size, or shape of their body, everyone deserves respect and kindness.
To make sure that each attendee feels like a part of your event, Karibu Loo has you covered. Being a part of something unique is an amazing feeling. In his book Stargirl, Jerry Spinelli once wrote, “We are all just human beings trying to find our place in this world.” Let’s collaborate to build a society where everyone, regardless of abilities or impairments, feels appreciated and included.