ERIC Number: ED188353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Designing Barrier-Free Nature Areas.
The booklet discusses designing barrier free nature areas to allow accessibility for handicapped persons. Among the aspects covered are site accessibility (including parking, loading and unloading areas, and directional information); walkways (including gradients, ramps, stops and curbs, width, surface material, and mechanical guides); rest areas (including benches, retaining walls, raised planters, and plant materials); commmunication (including signs and braille); stimulating the senses; and selecting plant materials which will appeal to the different senses (a list of such plants is provided). A brief list of suggested activities is also provided, along with suggested references. (DLS)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Braille, Design Requirements, Disabilities, Nature Centers, Physical Mobility, Sensory Experience, Trails, Visually Handicapped Mobility
IMS, Stone Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Occupational and Continuing Education.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell Univ.