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Accessible buildings for people with severe visual impairments

Author: Aiello, James, Steinfeld, Edward
Type: Book
Year: 1979


This study was conducted as part of a larger project carried out by the School of Architecture, Research Office at Syracuse University and was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The purpose of the project was to revise the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) Standard, A117.1, 1961, revised 1971: Specifications for Making Buildings and Facilities Accessible to, and Usable by, The Physically Handicapped. The objective of this portion of the project was to determine whether the usability of buildings for people with severe visual impairments could be enhanced through design. Since no empirical research has been documented previously on mobility of blind and partially sighted individuals in buildings, this research included problem identification as well as a search for recommended problem solutions.

Further Details

Pages: iv, 118 p.
Publish Location: [Washington]
Publisher: United States. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. Office of Policy Development and Research
Accession Number: December, 2011
Keywords: universal, design, vision, regulation
Reads: 210