DESIGNING FOR THE DISADVANTAGED: OPTIMUM DESIGN CONSIDERS ALL USERS

Designers are becoming more aware of the growing numbers of people prevented from making full use of buildings and transportation systems because of barriers imposed by inadequate design. This disadvantaged category is larger than generally realized, including not only those with obvious physical disability-the wheelchair-restricted or the blind-but the elderly and those temporarily encumbered with packages, suitcases or heavy clothing. Attention to some simple design elements described here can increase the ultimate use of a structure or system.

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  • Accession Number: 00098047
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ASCE Civil Engineering
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1981 12:00AM