In an effort to assist administrators, architects, and engineers to provide handicapped people with total access to the environment, information was collected concerning population groups with various handicaps, the physical constraints manifested by various disabilities, and studies related to making the environment more accessible to the disabled. This publication which describes the findings of the study presents information on the status of pertinent federal and local legislation, the relationships of the costs in providing barrier-free access for both existing and proposed construction, the number, types and characteristics of handicapped people, and the means for gathering additional statistical information. Details are described of how site elements (steps, ramps, seating, handrails, etc.) may be designed for use by handicapped persons. Guidelines are also presented concerning planning considerations and the inter-relationships between site elements, architecture and transportation systems. Suggestions are made regarding organizations, agencies and publications that could provide helpful information.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Office of Policy Development and Research
    Washington, DC  United States  20410
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 82 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00135375
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1976 12:00AM