ERIC Number: ED141943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Barrier-Free School Facilities for Handicapped Students. ERS Information Aid.
Kunder, Linda H.
The purpose of this document is to assemble and summarize suggestions, recommendations, and regulations--most of which have been made in the light of increasing local, state, and federal mandates--that might be helpful to school officials in making educational facilities barrier-free for handicapped students. Three survey forms are included to provide ideas in examining the extent of alternatives needed in existing schools. The remainder of the guide presents specific options for making the following major areas more accessible: (1) access to the classroom, (2) classroom facilities and materials, (3) play spaces, (4) sanitary facilities, (5) other facilities, (6) controls and warning signals, and (7) telephones. Because of the technical nature of the source materials, many are quoted directly or with only slight modification, and illustrations are duplicated from the original sources. The guide concludes with an annotated list of eight sources for information on accessibility of facilities to the handicapped, and a 78-item selected bibliography. All the entries are related to methods of designing facilities for handicapped students, although not all are cited in the text. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Architectural Barriers, Classroom Furniture, Design Requirements, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Specifications, Facility Guidelines, Facility Requirements, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Handicapped Students, Legislation, Parking Facilities, Playgrounds, Records (Forms), School Planning, Toilet Facilities
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.