ERIC Number: ED260194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Designing for Functional Limitations. The Worksite. Revised.
This resource presents the functional effects of chronic disabilities in order to aid those persons who must plan environments usable by persons with disabilities. The guide does not concern architectural accessibility per se, but rather discusses designing the worksite to be usable by a disabled person. In the guide, drawings are provided for office (worksite 1) and factory (worksite 2) settings for each of the following disabilities: difficulty in interpreting information; limitation of sight; limitation of hearing; limitation of speech; susceptibility to fainting, dizziness, and seizures; incoordination; limitation of stamina; difficulty in moving head; limitation of sensation; difficulty in lifting and reaching with arms; difficulty in handling and fingering; inability to use upper extremities; difficulty in sitting; difficulty in using lower extremities; and poor balance. Guidelines are given for making the worksite usable by persons with each of these limitations. The guide also includes a bibliography and a list of suppliers of products mentioned in the guide. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Job Development Lab.
Note: The modification pages contain in the background detailed specifications for the worksites which are in the introduction; this background material will have poor reproducibility.