Accessibility

Title Abstract Publication Date
13 Points to Washroom Safety. Washrooms today must be outfitted according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), but many of the safety features mandated by the ADA also make good common sense for any school restroom.... 02/28/1997
A Bridge Over Troubled Water: Facility Needs for Inclusive Classrooms Based on the premise that no student is disabled, the authors of this article on inclusive classrooms call for universal design in schools that meets the needs of ALL students, each of whom possesses... 08/31/1993
A Gameplan For Access. Compliance with the ADA is a legal requirement, and it is the right thing to do. To make facilities accessible for individuals with disabilities and meet the requirements of Title II of the ADA,... 02/28/2003
A Passing Grade. Discusses the 2004 Americans with Disabilities Act Access Guidelines (ADAAG) that contain new provisions for adult access, as well as special considerations for children's use facilities.... 04/30/2006
A School for Everyone: School Design to Support the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities. Investigates the impact of school and classroom physical environments on the inclusion of students with disabilities. Researchers analyzed the physical environments of six inclusive schools in three... 12/31/2007
A Simple Guide to Detectable Warning Systems. Discusses the placement of warning strips where pedestrian and vehicular pathways blend without a curb. The history of Americans with Disabilities Act requirements for these warning is briefly... 04/30/2010
Access Analysis for Two-Story Classrooms. The purpose of this article is to examine State and Federal accessibility law, district responsibilities, and potential liabilities in the use of elevators versus wheelchair lifts where modular or... 12/31/2002
Access for All. Discusses universal design issues for schools, addressing entrances, laboratories, restrooms, playgrounds, site slope, and cohesion of design. 12/31/2008
Access for All. Profiles Greenville County (South Carolina) Schools' J.L. Mann High School, a magnet math and science facility that can accommodate the districts entire special needs student population. The... 04/30/2008
Access for Disabled People to School Buildings: Management and Design Guide. This bulletin provides technical advice for building designers to augment the provisions of the Building Regulations for English schools. It summarizes the provisions within the Disability... 12/31/1998
Access for Everyone: A Guide to Accessibility with References to ADAAG. Presents extensive accessibility design and dimension information, with references to the American with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG). Additional recommendations based on... 10/31/2002
Access to Knowledge. Discusses how modern library systems can protect collections while not impeding disabled persons' access to facilities. Describes the problem with swinging gates and offers some security... 09/30/1996
Access to Libraries for Persons with Disabilities: Checklist. IFLA Professional Reports, No. 89 In many countries all over the world, access for patrons with disabilities to use libraries is not yet available or even expected. In order to provide equal opportunities for all library users, it is... 12/31/2004
Access to Play Areas. This publication is designed to assist park and recreation professionals, designers, and consumers in creating inclusive play environments for children with and without disabilities. Includes... 12/31/2000
Access, Public Schools, and the Americans with Disabilities Act With a greatly expanded definition of disabled, the ADA carries forward the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 but eliminates the proviso that federal funds must be involved. The article provides a summary... 12/31/1992
Accessibility for All: Proposed Changes in ADA Guidelines Would Affect School Designs. Discusses proposed revisions to the Americans with Disabilities Act Access Guidelines that modify placement and clearance specifications for all bathroom fixtures. Age-specific guidelines for various... 08/31/2003
Accessibility Guidelines and Standards: What's What? Examines the regulatory differences between three pieces of federal legislation that address facility accessibility: the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973... 06/30/2001
Accessibility Guidelines and Standards: What's What? Examines the regulatory differences between three pieces of federal legislation that address facility accessibility: the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973... 06/30/2001
Accessibility Programme and School Restoration in Lisbon. Describes efforts in Lisbon to better integrate children with disabilities at the primary school level, focusing on the restoration of a historic mansion specifically for this purpose. 10/31/2006
Accessibility: Maximum Mobility and Function. Describes how to design school and university labs to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, focusing on counter height for students in wheelchairs; appropriate knee space and... 06/30/2003
Accessible and Safe Playgrounds Into Every Town, U.S.A. Landscape architects, playground manufacturers, and the federal government have all developed guidelines for accessible, safe play landscapes. This paper examines the difficulties in meeting these... 12/31/1995
Accessible Building Design. [Whole Building Design Guide] This section from the Whole Building Design Guide includes the following: History of Accessible Building Design; Milestones of Accessible Design Requirements; Definition and Goals of Accessible... 12/31/2010
Accessible Design Handbook With easy to read instructions and illustrations, this book makes the process of maintaining accessible facilities readily achievable. It is divided into four sections: Guidelines, Definitions &... 12/31/1999
Accessible Elementary Schools: A Renovation Planning and Design Manual. The manual is intended to help school districts comply with federal mandates for physical accessibility and least restrictive settings for handicapped elementary school children. A general... 12/31/1980
Accessible Play Areas: A Summary of Accessibility Guidelines for Play Areas. Assists designers and operators in using federal accessibility guidelines for play areas by establishing minimum accessibility requirements for newly constructed and altered play areas. It provides... 09/30/2005

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