ERIC Number: ED239464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Designing with Care. A Guide to Adaptation of the Built Environment for Disabled Persons.
Hanson, Lisa; And Others
Developed as part of the International Year of Disabled Persons, the guide is intended to help planners, architects, and designers to accommodate the built environment of developing regions for disabled persons. Guidelines focus on public building in urban or village settings and emphasize simple solutions to common problems. Following an introductory section which provides background information, a second section examines such general considerations as six categories of disabled persons (and dimensional data for wheel-chair use). Environmental considerations are addressed in the third section with information on prevention, basic physical requirements, identification of such problems as difficulties in entering buildings, and design requirements. A fourth section contains a series of recommendations regarding commonly used design features of infrastructures (transportation systems, pedestrian routes, footpaths and roads, street furniture, and sign posts) as well as of building elements (entrances, doors, ramps, staircases and steps, handrails, windows, lifts, sanitary and electrical controls, signs, and areas such as passageways and bathrooms). Two final sections cover statutory and financial considerations. Among nine appendixes are a 39-item annotated bibliography and a list of pertinent United Nations resolutions. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations, New York, NY.; Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA).
Note: Support also provided by the United Nations Centre for Human Development.