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A brief survey of studies on costs and benefits of non-handicapping environments

International Congress on Accessibility

Author: Ratzka, A.
Type: Conference Paper
Year: 1994


Dr. Ratzka examines macro solutions to building a barrier-free environment, thus extending human and civil rights to people with disabilities. In this paper he discusses various studies carried out in the United States, France, Sweden and Singapore which put the additional costs of accessible construction in relation to the benefits that can be expected from barrier-free environments. He makes a few observations on the topic of costs, expected benefits and the politics of accessibility.

Further Details

Publish Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Publisher: Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
Accession Number: September, 2011
Notes: Print discarded
Keywords: designregulation complianceuniversalmobility
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