Accessibility Retrofitting Kit
The Accessibility Retrofitting Kit (The ARK) is a set of simple to use maker guides and plans that can be used by community members to make items that improve the accessibility of community buildings that are used for sheltering or evacuation in times of disaster to make them safer and easier to access for people with disabilities, the elderly, pregnant mothers and small children. The goal is to make them safer, inclusive and easier to access for people with disabilities, the elderly, pregnant mothers, small children and other vulnerable members of the community
All these items have been designed and developed by Field Ready in Fiji with the support of the Australian Humanitarian Partnership through the Safe and Ready project in partnership with the Church Agencies Network for Disaster Operations (CANDO).
All the maker materials in the ARK are free to use and available to anyone who wishes to make their community more prepared for disasters and safer for all and can be made with simple tools and skills.
We welcome your feedback and suggestions for improvement, and we hope that these materials will help your communities become more Safe and Ready - because safety and protection must be accessible to all people all the time and especially in times of disaster.