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UFAS Retrofit guide: Accessibility modifications for existing buildings

Author: Barrier Free Environments Inc,
Type: Book
Year: 2004


As the title suggests, this book looks at how to modify an existing home for a disabled person which is in compliance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Arctitectual Barriers Act of 1973. The book goes into great detail looking at accessible routes, ramps, stairs, elevators, windows, doors, water closets, toilet stalls, lavatories/mirrors, showers and bathtubs, sinks, storage, telephones et al. through the use of detailed diagrams and instructions

Further Details

Short Title: UFAS Retrofit guide
Pages: 358
Publish Location: Hoboken, New Jersey
Publisher: John Wiley
ISBN/ISSN: 0471285749
Accession Number: July 2010
Keywords: Design, standards, approach, philosophical
Reads: 198