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Wheelchair accessibility of public buildings in Utica, New York

The American Journal of Occupational Therapy

Author: Martin, L. M
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1987

Abstract:

This survey reviewed 13 public buildings for accessibility to wheelchair-bound consumers in Utica, New York. Buildings were both private and government supported. The scale used was based on the 1971 specifications of the American National Standards Institute. Buildings surveyed represented those built before and after the enactment of the Architectural Barriers Act 1968 and were subject to various regulations concerning accessibility. Results revealed a trend of improved accessibility in both private and pubicly supported facilities, with the most accessible buildings having been built since 1980. No facility was found to be 100% in compliance with the standards.


Further Details

Full Title: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy
Pages: 217-221
Volume: 41
Issue: 4
Accession Number: September, 2011
Notes: Retain as not freely available online
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 12/07/2013
Keywords: North Americamobilityassistive deviceregulation complianceArchitectural AccessibilityLegislationPhsyical environemnt
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