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"Introduction: The Handicapped Building"
Author: Leonard, Edmond
Published In: Creating an Accessible Campus
Date: 1978, 1979

Describes how improvements in physical medicine, vocational rehabilitation, and selective placement techniques for handicapped persons ironically have exacerbated the problems of building inaccessibility.  Emphasizes that most modifications to achieve accessibility enhance the convenience and safety of everyone.  Reviews such concerns as mobility barriers, accomodating sight impairments, and environments for the deaf.

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