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Access for Everyone - Revised Edition 2005 9780972648028

Access for Everyone - Revised Edition 2005

A Guide to the Accessibility of Buildings and Sites with References to ADAGG

ISBN-10: 097264802X
ISBN-13: 9780972648028
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PUBLISHER: Iowa State University, Facilities Planning and Management
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Product Description: Acesss for Everyone is an easy-to-use guide for designing and evaluating buildings and sites for use by people with all levels of ability. We created Access for Everyone to help people better understand accessibility. Built environments should be both inviting and inclusive, and should accommodate the needs of all people to the maximum extent possible. Understanding people's needs is an important first step in meeting the complex challenges in designing, construction, and maintaining accessible buildings and sites. Access for Everyone can be used to evaluate plans, buildings, and sites to determine whether they are accessible. To provide the most current ideas and information about accessibility, we have extensively consulted the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG). Throughout Access for Everyone, we include references to the ADAAG standards of 1998 and the revised 2004 ADAAG for your convenience. We have also incorporated principles of Universal Design, which suggest that environments should be designed to serve the needs of a variety of users.Acesss for Everyone will help youUnderstand the design needs of all people, including people with disabilities,Understand the basic requirements of ADAAG,Understand recommended dimensions that are based on universal design concepts,Identify features of buildings and sites that need to be analyzed for accessibiltiy, andDecide what actions need to be taken to make new and existing buildings and sites accessible to all people.

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PAGES: 262
CATEGORY: Architecture, Technology & Engineering
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