ERIC Number: ED251981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Construction Guidelines and Specifications. Modifying the Existing Campus Building for Accessibility.
Cotler, Stephen Richard
To address problems that the campus faces when attempting to make facility modifications that meet federal handicap accessibility requirements, this guidebook gives guidance on requirements and methods of "retrofitting" that meet the mobility needs of the disabled. Seven chapters discuss modifications to site, entrance, doors, interior circulation, restrooms, drinking fountains, and special spaces. Each chapter is further divided into three sections. The first section uses a mandatory evaluation requirements checklist, drawings, and text to aid in evaluation of existing facilities to see if they provide accessibility for the disabled. The second section presents architectural construction drawings as solutions to common problems found in existing facilities. The drawings can also be used in new construction. The third section includes architectural specifications. An appendix discusses useful tools and procedures for the facility survey. (DCS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.; American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Architectural Barriers Act 1968; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)