ERIC Number: ED320507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Modifying the Existing Campus Building for Accessibility: Accessible Products Catalog.
Cotler, Stephen Richard
This catalog is intended to assist architects and college administrators to select products that help physically handicapped people lead lives free of architectural barriers. The product information, obtained directly from the manufacturers, is listed on comparative matrix sheets, that can be used to achieve the design recommendations. Products of a proprietary nature are listed towards the end of the catalog and are referenced to their appropriate categories. The catalog layout generally follows the major divisions of the Construction Specifications Institute design criteria. A list of manufacturers is provided. Products include: handrails, exterior doors/entrances, accessible thresholds, power operators for doors, power assists for doors, manual door closers, door handles and panic devices, anti-slip floor coverings, kitchen appliances, kitchen sinks, lavatories, toilet seat risers, towel dispensers, lever or blade faucets, mirrors, prefab shower compartments, shower fixtures, shower and bathtub seats, signage, laboratory equipment, classroom equipment, swimming pool lifts, telephone enclosures, furniture, elevators, vertical wheelchair lifts, inclined wheelchair lifts, water coolers and fountains, van modification, accessible buses with lifts, and telephone typewriters. (GLR)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Building Design, Campus Planning, College Buildings, Educational Facilities Design, Electromechanical Aids, Equipment, Furniture, Higher Education, Merchandise Information, Mobility Aids, Physical Mobility, Structural Elements (Construction), Transportation, Wheelchairs
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.