ERIC Number: ED026786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Design for All Americans. A Report of the National Commission on Architectural Barriers to Rehabilitation of the Handicapped.
Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
The need for environmental improvement to benefit the handicapped and the elderly is stated and the following are detailed: priorities for action, the lack of public awareness, progress to date, and reasons why the problem of architectural barriers persists. Listings are provided of the Commission's recommendations for legislation, research and demonstrations, education and information, and other areas. Appendixes name the witnesses before the Commission and members of the federal government liaison group; report on federal, state, and local efforts to eliminate architectural barriers; compare building codes with the American Standards Association Specifications; relate the report of the American Institute of Architects, Potomac Valley Chapter, on barrier free architecture; provide a checklist of publications relating to architectural planning for the physically handicapped; and cite selected references on architectural planning. The transmittal letter and roster of Commission members are included. (JD)
Descriptors: Architecture, Building Design, Design Requirements, Disabilities, Exceptional Child Education, Facilities, Facility Guidelines, Facility Requirements, Government (Administrative Body), Legislation, Older Adults, Physical Disabilities, Publicize, Research Needs, Standards
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.50).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Note: A report of the National Commission on Architectural Barriers to the Rehabilitation of the Handicapped.