ERIC Number: ED434503
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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The Accessible School: Universal Design for Educational Settings.
Bar, Laurel; Galluzzo, Judith
This book provides practical reasons for the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements for accessibility of school sites, buildings, and educational rooms as well as clear illustrations to aid in the explanation of the guidelines. It addresses practical matters such as safety and cost-effectiveness while increasing sensitivity to different levels of physical ability, locomotion, sensory awareness, and intellectual ability. Specific topics involving ADA guidelines include space allowances, reach ranges for wheelchair users, vehicle and pedestrian access, safety in outdoor play and learning environments, emergency systems, restrooms, and drinking fountains. Besides standard classrooms, room accessibility guidelines also cover art and music rooms, home economics rooms, science labs, greenhouses and gardens, assembly areas, gymnasiums, cafeterias, and libraries and media centers. (GR)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Guidelines, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Public Schools, School Safety
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990