ARCHITECTURAL BARRIERS AND THE PROBLEMS OF THE HANDICAPPED

To the "average" American, architectural barriers are invisible. Those who enjoy full physical powers seldom realize the difficulties experienced by the physically handicapped when confronted with such simple facts of everyday life as stairs, curbs, or escalators. To an individual on crutches, or in a wheelchair, these structural details become barriers to a normal existence. When built into a transportation complex, such structural details will render the entire system either difficult or impossible to use for the estimated 10 million citizens who suffer temporary of permanent physical handicaps.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the ASCE Specialty Conference May 31- June 2, 1972 in Washington, D.C. and compiled in the book entitled "Man/Transportation Interface".
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Noakes, E H
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054120
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 3 1974 12:00AM