ERIC Number: ED177762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Facilities Planning Guide for Special Education Programs: Planning Accessibility for the Handicapped in Public Schools.
Brooks, Kenneth W.
The guide details characteristics to provide architecturally accessible special education programs for handicapped students. Impetus for the accessibility movement is traced to legislation, including the Architectural Barriers Act and Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Planning features considered are the development of a master plan, identification of qualitative and quantitative needs, determination of resources, and staff involvement. A final section outlines specific accessibility requirements and current and proposed ANSI (American National Standard Specifications) standards for general interior considerations, specific areas within facilities, ground and floor surfaces, parking and passenger loading zones, ramps, stairs, elevators, drinking fountains, bathrooms, alarms, signage, telephone, and assembly areas. (CL)
Descriptors: Architectural Barriers, Building Design, Compliance (Legal), Design Requirements, Facility Guidelines, Facility Planning, Federal Legislation, Guidelines, Handicapped Children, Standards
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($7.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Washington, DC.