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ERIC Number: EJ813058
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct-1
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
Collection Development "Universal Design": Design for Everyone
Felix, Lisa
Library Journal, v133 n16 p38-40 Oct 2008
As the first wave of baby boomers hit their "golden years," there is a growing demand for housing that meets their changing physical needs. The older and disabled population face a lot of physical challenges in a traditional home. Before homeowners can modify their houses, they must first understand the key design terminology involved. "Handicapped accessible," "barrier free," and "universal design" are often used interchangeably but are really very different. Knowing the distinctions is key to determining one's housing needs and clearly communicating with architects, contractors, and local housing authorities. This article presents a list of books and resources about universal design. (Contains 11 resources and 10 online resources.)
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Language: English
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