ACCESS TO THE ENVIRONMENT. VOLUME 2: CASE STUDIES OF BARRIER FREE SITES

This second volume in a series of three reference documents for landscape architects and designers presents case studies of proposed or constructed site facilities throughout the U.S. which have been made barrier-free to handicapped or disabled persons. Outdoor facilities are considered in these case studies of housing, campus, playground, transportation, and recreation areas. Elements of barrier-free construction or design include special doors that are wide enough for wheelchairs to pass through, special parking areas close to buildings and equipped with ramps, elevators, rails, special drainage systems, buses with lifting equipment, paths and walkways that are clearly designated, stadium areas for wheelchairs, and playground equipment accessible to handicapped children. Guidelines, criteria, planning considerations, and relationships between design elements are discussed. Photographs of the sites and their various features are provided.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also available in set of 3 reports, PB-290800-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Landscape Architects

    1750 Old Meadow Road
    McLean, VA  United States  22102

    Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Assistant Secretary for Policy Development & Research
    Washington, DC  United States  20410

    Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board

    1331 F Street, NW, Suite 1000
    Washington, DC  United States  20004-1111
  • Authors:
    • Robinette, G O
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 104 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00192055
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: HUD-H-2002
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM