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Making toilets and latrines easier to use
There are many ways to make toilets easier to use for children and adults
with disabilities. Be creative in finding and showing the community
solutions that fit your needs.
If a person has difficulty squatting, make
a simple hand support or a raised seat. Or, if
the toilet is set in the ground, make a hole in
the seat of the stool or chair and place it over
front bar can
be added if
If a person has difficulty controlling her body,
make supports for her back, sides, and legs, and a seat belt or bar.
Use a rope or fence to guide blind people from the house to the toilet.
If a person has difficulty adjusting or removing her clothes, adapt her
clothing to make it loose or elastic. Make a clean, dry place to sit or lie
down and dress.
If a person has difficulty sitting you can make moveable handrails
Toilets for wheelchairs:
bell, or something
to make noise, for
help if needed
handrail to make
moving from wheelchair
to toilet easier
that opens outward
for easy access
shelter big enough
for a wheelchair to
get inside easily
toilet seat and
ramp to the toilet is level
and easy to get to from
Remind people in the community that anyone with
a disability has the same need for privacy as anyone
else and should get the privacy they need.
A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities 2007