JONES, H., 2011. Inclusive design of school latrines – how much does it cost and who benefits? Briefing Note 1. Loughborough: WEDC.
• WEDC research shows that the additional cost of making a school latrine accessible is
less than 3% of the overall costs of the latrine.
• The most cost-effective way to improve access for children with disabilities is to
incorporate accessibility into the design from the outset (inclusive design) rather than
making expensive changes later.
• Inclusive design means a user-friendly, child-friendly design, which benefits all users,
including adolescent girls, small children, and children who are sick.
• However well designed the latrine, other factors such as location, distance and
approach path affect accessibility and need to be part of planning and design.