ERIC Number: ED066793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Environments for the Physically Handicapped. Educational Facilities Review Series Number 8.
Baas, Alan M.
Only recently is research into the total environmental requirements of the physically handicapped beginning to make substantial progress. Earlier literature in this field, which constitutes the majority of the literature presently available, concentrates on specifying basic building criteria but gives little or no attention to the nature of environmental interaction in the learning process. Educators and architects are now beginning to realize that the special architectural needs of the physically handicapped are complex and deserve more consideration than given in the past. This review surveys 24 documents previously announced in RIE, all but seven of which are available through ERIC. Annotations are provided for publications whose titles do not indicate their focus and content. (Author)
Descriptors: Design Requirements, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities, Environmental Influences, Exceptional Child Education, Facility Planning, Facility Requirements, Handicapped Children, Handicapped Students, Human Factors Engineering, Literature Reviews, Performance Factors, Physical Disabilities, Special Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.