ERIC Number: ED247673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Barrier-Free Design: Access to and Use of Buildings by Physically Disabled People = Amenagement pour Acces Facile: Acces Facile aux Immeubles et Leur Utilisation par les Personnes Handicapees.
Public Works Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
The manual describes, for people with physical disabilities, a building standard of accessibility and the policy for its application. Policies address both new construction and renovation work based on principles of building accessibility to a broad range of users, public service accessibility, and equality of access to employment opportunities. Two levels of accessibility are noted: basic (parking facilities; route from parking areas to public transportation; and public telephone, elevators, or washrooms) and comprehensive (all work areas, employee restrooms, cafeterias, lounges, etc.). Design requirements which make up the bulk of the manual are presented for five areas (exterior circulation, entry, interior circulation, washrooms, and cafeterias) and 11 components (sloped surfaces, grab bars/handrails, stairs, floors, doors, elevators, washroom fixtures, drinking fountains, parking spaces, counters, and telephones). Appended information covers such aspects as wheelchair maneuvering and cane use by people with visual impairments. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Public Works Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).