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Building sight: A handbook of building and interior design solutions to include the needs of visually impaired people

Author: Barker, P., Barrick, J., Wilson, R.
Year: 1995
Type: Book


This handbook explores particular problems facing visually impaired people in the built environment and recommends good design. The first section on design principles looks at the different types of visual impairment which affect people's relationship with the environment and explores the broader ethical and philosophical directions underlying the recommendations. The second section on design practicalities takes a closer look at particular problems and gives a step-by-step advice on design specifics relating to the way in which people with visual impairments negotiate different exterior and interior spaces. The book is illustrated with photographs and drawings of both good and bad practice. A valuable resource for designers, developers and managers of buildings and interiors concerning the needs of people with disabilities.

Further Details

Pages 180
Publish Location London
Publisher Royal National Institute for the Blind
ISBN/ISSN 1858780748
Accession Number November, 2007
Keywords vision, design

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