ERIC Number: ED181669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Housing Adaptability Guidelines: A Concept to Make All Housing Accessible.
Peoples Housing, Inc., Topanga, CA.
Specifications for making adaptable dwelling units, minimally accessible designs which can later be inexpensively remodeled for the disabled, are presented. Advantages to providing many adaptable units rather than a few accessible ones are outlined, including eliminating the marketing problem, providing a disabled person with a wider choice of apartment types, and serving as a housing option for the elderly. Specifications are listed for outside areas (parking, public walkways, access to play areas, entry ramps, and stairs) and inside areas (public facilities, elevators, circulation, kitchens, bathrooms, alarm systems, and controls). Drawings and illustrations are provided. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Rehabilitation, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Peoples Housing, Inc., Topanga, CA.