ERIC Number: ED405686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Barrier-Free Home: Considerations and Recommendations for Design. Information Support Packet #3.
Stevens, John H.
This guide is intended to assist people with physical disabilities who are wheelchair users and their families in the construction of a barrier-free home. Introductory information notes the importance of specific planning for individual needs and full participation by the homeowner as well as the architect and contractor. Briefly addressed are: preferred home designs, preferred lots and site locations, foundations (concrete slab or ramps), doorways, door hardware, closets, bathrooms, water controls, kitchens, flooring, electrical controls and outlets, and telephone jacks. Eleven questions that should be considered prior to design and construction are included. A listing of organizations involved with accessible housing research/design or accessible products is offered, as is a list of 18 recommended publications. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Vocational Rehabilitation Dept., West Columbia. Center for Rehabilitation Technology Services.