ERIC Number: ED454699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Planning and Designing for Students with Disabilities.
Abend, Allen C.
This report presents the laws, regulations, and design requirements needed for educational facilities to meet the challenge of educating students with disabilities. A list of planning and design principles to be considered when building or renovating school facilities is offered that includes creating versatile classroom spaces, minimizing travel distances, integrating general and special education programs, fostering parental involvement, maintaining student dignity, and providing the least restrictive environment for disabled students. Final comments address future design and planning challenges involving outdoor play areas, natural environment study areas, classroom acoustics, building security, classroom design, and indoor air quality. (Contains 12 references.) (GR)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Guidelines, Public Schools, Special Needs Students, Student School Relationship
For full text: http://www.edfacilities.org/ir/irpubs.html. National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, 1090 Vermont Ave., N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005-4905. Tel: 888-552-0624 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, Washington, DC.