The Right Space: A Wheelchair Accessibility Guide for Single-Family HomesBy Ayala, A.M.; Debold - Marquez Books, LLC
(Pages: 236) Publication Date: 2005
Illustrated step-by-step guide to building a wheelchair-accessible one-family home. Adhering to accessibility guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the guide’s several hundred three-dimensional pictures illustrate basic floor spaces and fixtures within a home’s first floor using notes, suggestions, and relevant ADA specifications. The illustrations begin with the clear floor space a wheelchair occupies at all times. Succeeding pictures follow a path from a sidewalk to an entrance door, and into a bathroom and a kitchen, illustrating turning spaces, doors, landings, ramps, and high and low reach. Also examined are the relationships between adjacent fixtures and the turning spaces allowing access from one fixture to another. Seven chapters are devoted to creating an accessible bathroom, including illustrations of a water closet with adjacent grab bars, a sink with knee and toe space underneath in various configurations with other bathroom fixtures, various bathtub arrangements, and a roll-in shower. The chapter on kitchens includes several floor-plan options. A glossary of building terms is included.
Published by: Debold - Marquez Books, LLC (Website:http://www.trspace.com)
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