ERIC Number: ED319224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
From Barrier Free to Safe Environments: The New Zealand Experience. Monograph #44.
Wrightson, William; Pope, Campbell
Intrinsically safe design is presented as a logical extension of the principles of barrier free design, and as a higher level design strategy for effecting widespread implementation of the basic accessibility requirements for people with disabilities. Two fundamental planning procedures are proposed: including principles of safe and accessible design in transport systems, public and open spaces, and buildings; and structuring normal environments which are convenient for everyone, including those with disabilities. The building process in New Zealand is examined, and the process of marketing intrinsically safe home designs is explored. Commentaries are presented by two United States authors: "The New York Experience" by Julia Schecter, and "Priorities, Values and Attitudes of Society" by Paul Grayson. An appendix offers a set of guidelines on intrinsic design for safety in New Zealand dwellings, including site layout, structure, floor layout, fire safety, kitchen design, bathroom design, laundry design, entries, doors, windows, steps and stairs, electrical safety, and hot water. Includes 24 references. (JDD)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Accident Prevention, Architecture, Building Design, Built Environment, Design Requirements, Environmental Influences, Foreign Countries, Physical Disabilities, Physical Mobility, Safety, Structural Elements (Construction)
IEEIR, World Rehabilitation Fund, 400 East 34th St., New York, NY 10016 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: World Rehabilitation Fund, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand