ERIC Number: ED044504
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The Goal Is: Mobility! Environmental and Transportation Barriers Encountered by the Disabled.
The problem of physical disability is growing as modern technology rises due to a combination of increased injury rates and improved medical techniques, resulting in a rapidly growing number of surviving disabled persons. Despite the increasing incidence of disability, unnecessary physical barriers which exist throughout our society prevent four-fifths of all employable disabled adults from earning a living. This report covers the four areas where environmental barriers are most serious: housing, public facilities, transportation, and recreation. Federal, state, and local programs to eliminate barriers, and future areas of emphasis in reducing barriers to mobility are considered. Related documents are available as VT 011 820 in this issue, and ED 037 878 and ED 038 790. (BH)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Facility Requirements, Physical Disabilities, Physical Environment, Public Facilities, Social Integration, Social Responsibility
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (HE17.20:M71, $.40)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Citizens Conference on Rehabilitation of the Disabled and Disadvantaged, Washington, DC.
Note: Published for the National Citizens Conference on Rehabilitation of the Disabled and Disadvantaged (Washington, D.C., June 24-27, 1969)