TITLE

decoding ACCESSIBLE-DESIGN terms

AUTHOR(S)
Deyer, Joshua W.
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
PN;Jan2005, Vol. 59 Issue 1, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on issues related to architectural design for people with disabilities. Through the advocacy work of organizations across the country the visit-ability movement has taken off. According to Concrete Change 2004, visit-ability is a movement to change home-construction practices so that virtually all new homes, whether or not designated for residents who currently have disabilities, offer a few specific features that make the home safer for people with mobility impairments to live in and visit. The most promising advance in the visit- ability movement pertains to the Inclusive Home Design Act of 2003, H.R. 2353. This legislation would require all newly constructed single-family dwellings funded with federal dollars to meet minimum visit-ability standards. INSET: Helpful Resource.
ACCESSION #
15724224

 

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