ERIC Number: ED028617
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
Educational Facilities for the Visually Handicapped.
California Univ., Berkeley. Dept. of Architecture.
The material presented is not the total of all the effort expended during the year, but is instead, a brief description of the work process, and the results of the study by eighteen third year students in the Department of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley. The introduction states the problem, the process, and the organizational procedure. The other sections are as follows--(1) research phase, (2) requirements, (3) interactions, (4) decomposition and structuring, (5) form solutions and diagramming, (6) final form solutions, and (7) summary. The architectural form and organization can affect the blind child greatly by helping or hindering his ability to move about with ease and affecting his sense of orientation. The degree and nature of separation of groups and of individual blind children play an important part in effective teaching and therapy. Information in these areas and many others has been accumulated, digested and synthesized into a valid, abstract, architectural reflection of the factors needed to develop the multiply handicapped blind child to his fullest mental and physical potential. (RK)
Descriptors: Architecture, Design Requirements, Discipline, Educational Facilities, Educational Specifications, Equipment, Facility Requirements, Individual Needs, Mobility, Multiple Disabilities, Perception, Social Environment, Space Orientation, Student Attitudes, Therapeutic Environment, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Dept. of Architecture.
Note: The result of a nine month study of eighteen third year students in the Department of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley.