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ERIC Number: ED173984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Pages: 165
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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.