ERIC Number: ED346630
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Building Non-Handicapping Environments: Policies and Problems Related to Accessibility. Special Edition.
Woods, Diane E., Ed.
International Exchange of Experts and Information in Rehabilitation Interchange, spec iss Sum 1989
The special newsletter edition features two articles on accessibility for the disabled. The first article, "Building Non-Handicapping Environments: CIB W84 Newsletter," by Adolph Ratzka, excerpts sections from the CIB W84 Newsletter of the International Council for Building Research, Working Commission for Disabilities. It is noted that CIB W84 places the highest priority on addressing accessibility issues in developing countries and on involving organizations of disabled people in its work. The article concludes by citing the text of 16 resolutions adopted by participants at a Prague (Czechoslovakia) seminar concerning the following roles: national and local governments; planners, builders and educators; researchers; consumer organizations; and supportive services. The second article, by Joseph Kwan, is titled "Examining Accessibility: The View From Hong Kong." It describes the successes and failures involved in attempting to implement standards for architectural and travel accessibility in the city of Hong Kong. Sections cover: Hong Kong architecture, rehabilitation initiatives, reasons building access is often not considered, early awareness of accessibility needs, the first code on building accessibility, the code as legislation, the situation today, access to transport, alternative modes of transport, and highway facilities. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Rehabilitation Fund, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong