ERIC Number: ED173984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Barrier Free Site Design.
Dee, Richard K., Ed.
The booklet provides information for the design and evaluation of a barrier free outdoor environment for handicapped individuals. Section 1 discusses the scope of the study, defines terms, cites pertinent laws and legislation, describes cost/benefit factors, and surveys population statistics. Section 2 considers recommended design details in the following areas: basic human consideration; general site accessibility; walks and intersections, ramps, stairs, and handrails; walls, gates, fences, and railings; waiting areas, drop-off zones, and parking; vegetation considerations; signage considerations; lighting considerations; recreation considerations; site furniture; and bicycle considerations. Section 3 consists of the following appendixes: population data; a chart of handicap/site element relationship; current legislation (by state); a list of individuals and organizations contacted for information; and a bibliography of information about the handicapped, (including government publications, research and foundation publications, periodicals, and books). (PHR)
Descriptors: Architectural Barriers, Cost Effectiveness, Definitions, Design Requirements, Guidelines, Handicapped Children, Landscaping, Legislation, Normalization (Handicapped), Site Analysis, Site Development
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 023-000-00291-4, Catalog No. HH-1.2:B27)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC. Office of Community Planning and Development.
Authoring Institution: American Society of Landscape Architects Foundation, McLean, VA.