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"Chapter 5: Designing for Accessibility"
Author: Lynch, Robert Dale
Published In: Creating an Accessible Campus
Date: 1978, 1979

A design philosophy that places the users' characteristics and needs at the center of the planning process will eventually lead to the creation of an environment that is accessible to handicapped people as well as the able-bodied.  Covers laws, standards, and building codes and defines frequently used terms.  Provides a chart listing disability type, people affected, and potential problem areas.  Details specifics of transportation stops, parking areas, routes of travel, curb cuts, walks, building approaches, changes in level, and signage in site design; and of ramps, entrances, doors and doorways, floors and corridors, changes in levels, toilet rooms, fixtures and equipment, and signage in building design. Includes drawings of various solutions. 

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