ERIC Number: ED408877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Removing the Barriers: Accessibility Guidelines and Specifications.
Cotler, Stephen R.
This guide provides guidelines for meeting the accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act in college and university buildings. The publication is divided into 10 chapters, the first 7 of which present construction drawings, evaluation criteria, and specifications for: (1) site accessibility (external path of travel, curbing, parking); (2) the building entrance; (3) doors, (4) interior circulation, (5) restrooms and bathing facilities, (6) drinking fountains and pay telephones, and (7) special spaces and equipment (such as dormitories, kitchens, dining halls, libraries). Mandatory evaluation requirements are noted at the beginning of each chapter. The eighth chapter provides guidance for facilities inventory and evaluation. It discusses surveying for barriers and includes a detailed facilities survey instrument. Chapter 9 discusses other accessibility issues including cost effectiveness, communication, construction supervision, and program implementation. Chapter 10 lists additional resources including 57 organizations that can provide information about accessibility. There are also 105 construction detail line drawings (e.g., typical curb range details, accessible door handles, typical sleep/study room for two persons) and a glossary of definitions taken from the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Contains 59 references.) (JLS)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Building Design, College Buildings, Compliance (Legal), Construction Needs, Design Requirements, Disabilities, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Planning, Higher Education
APPA: The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers, 1446 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3492 ($10).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990