ERIC Number: ED032697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Designing for the Disabled.
Implications of the merits of normality and independence for the disabled, and their relevance to architectural design criteria are discussed. The introduction reflects the philosophical approach to the design and construction of public buildings and housing. Nine principle sections provide data and recommendations on the following topics: anthropometric considerations of disabled people; building elements and finishes (staircases, handrails, windows, doors, floor finishes); service installations (refuse disposals, heating, electrical services, communications, mechanical installations); general spaces (entrances, kitchens, living and dining rooms, bedrooms, sanitary accomodations, laundry, garages); public buildings (office buildings, transport, health, recreation, auditoriums, schools, hotels); and domestic housing (planning of dwellings, check list of recommendations). An appendix lists cost implications, definitions of terms, selected references, bibliographical references, and organizations associated with the welfare of the disabled. Illustrations with dimensions given in feet and metric equivalents are provided. (WW)
Descriptors: Architectural Programing, Building Design, Communications, Design Requirements, Doors, Exceptional Child Services, Facilities, Facility Guidelines, Facility Requirements, Flooring, Heating, Lighting, Physical Disabilities, Sanitary Facilities, Space Utilization
RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1, England.
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Authoring Institution: Royal Inst. of British Architects, London (England).