Skip to main content
Skip to and open main menu Home Modification
Information Clearinghouse
Translating high quality research specific to better design and building practice
Translating high quality research specific to better design and building practice

Research Library

The HMinfo Research Library contains an in-depth collection of materials on home modifications and related subjects.

The Research Library does not lend books and other items. Under special circumstances, requests to use the library may be made by emailing .

Search Form

Accessible buildings for people with walking and reaching limitations

Author: Steinfeld, E., Schroeder, S., Bishop, M.
Year: 1979
Type: Report


This research was initiated for the development of the proposed revisions to a voluntary building standard, ANSI A117.1, making buildings and facilities accessible to and usable by the physically handicapped. Major focus of the study is the use of technical criteria generated from reliable, empirical research. The objectives of the research were to clear up confusion caused by differences in existing information, fill gaps where little and no research has been done, and determine the differences in optimal conditions for people with different disabilities and degrees of disability. Consumer preference is not a major consideration in this work. It is limited for the most part to outwardly observable behaviour. Environments for young children has been excluded. includes diagrams and floor plans.

Further Details

Pages 169 p.
Publish Location United States
Publisher Syracuse University
Accession Number 06.06.05
Keywords access,design, human measurement

Reads 256