ERIC Number: ED032664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Housing for the Physically Impaired; A Guide for Planning and Design.
Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.
Problems involved in providing homes for independent living for the physically handicapped, health impaired, or older adults are considered. Basic concepts of low rent housing preface a discussion of neighborhoods and site selection, access, ramps, pedestrian walks, parking, landscaping, and lighting. Guides for building design focus on entrances, corridors, stairs, elevators, incinerator chutes, laundry facilities, general storage, and mailboxes. Specifications are suggested for living units including the living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and storage area; the design of windows, doors, hallways, floors, lighting and heating units, and custodial quarters, and the provision of telephones, televisions, an emergency signal system, and hot water are also treated. Recommendations are made for the following community areas: lounge, recreation room, kitchen, craft area, library, health clinic, washrooms, public telephones, drinking fountains, vending machines, and other areas. A bibliography lists 41 references. (RJ)
Descriptors: Architectural Programing, Building Design, Climate Control, Community Centers, Corridors, Design Requirements, Doors, Equipment Storage, Exceptional Child Services, Federal Aid, Food Handling Facilities, Incidence, Landscaping, Lighting, Low Rent Housing, Older Adults, Parking Facilities, Physical Disabilities, Safety Equipment, Sanitary Facilities, Site Selection, Telephone Communications Systems
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 ($0.45).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.