Inclusive post-disaster reconstruction: Building back safe and accessible for all 16 minimum requirements for building accessible shelters

Disasters provide an opportunity to build back better, safer and more accessible for all. They also offer the possibility to incorporate universal design principles into new construction, which is the most cost-effective way to improve the accessibility of built environments. With this publication, CBM aims to provide guidance for the design and the building of accessible individual housing and shelters in a post-disaster context. The publication includes 16 minimum requirements with information on ways of implementing accessibility and Design for All, as well as technical recommendations and practical solutions. It targets construction professionals, occupational therapists, users, decision makers and other relevant actors involved in post disaster reconstruction activities. This publication offers a quick checklist to easily embed universal design and accessibility principles into the design of homes in a post disaster situation.