The Accessible Housing Design FileBy Barrier Free Environments Incorporated; John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
(Pages: 224) Publication Date: 1991
Home building guide offers design solutions for home environments accommodating people with disabilities. Responding to the accessibility standards established by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA), the guide covers the special design and construction considerations of environments for people with mobility, visual, and hearing impairments. Design solutions are offered for the creation of new housing as well as the renovation of existing residences to increase accessibility. The guide covers design and construction options for: (1) Vehicular transportation and parking, including accessible vans, carports, and garages; (2) Site design and entrances, including walks, crossings, bridges, lifts, ramps, and handrails; (3) Doors and doorways, including handles, power openers, hallways, door widening, and door swings; (4) Windows, including forward-reach and side-reach windows, and power operators; (5) Bathrooms, including grab bars, hydraulic seats, lifts, tub seats, tub controls, accessible showers, and lavatory design; and (6) Bedrooms, including transfers, lifts, communications and control systems, and equipment storage. The guide is intended for professional housing designers, specialists in aging and rehabilitation, and others involved in the design, manufacture, and construction of housing.
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