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Wheelchair housing design guide

Author: Thorpe, S., Habinteg Housing Association,
Type: Book
Year: 2011, c. 2006


This guide explains how to design and detail a home that can be easily managed by wheelchair users to maximise their independence. Discusses design considerations, requirements and recommendations for fifteen activities carried out within and around the home. Each activity is introduced with an overriding principle of usability; the implications of this principle are discussed under design considerations with illustrations

Further Details

Edition: 2nd
Publish Location: London
Publisher: Habinteg Housing Association,
ISBN/ISSN: 9781860818974
Accession Number: July, 2011
Notes: This book was reprinted in 2011.
Keywords: assistive device
Reads: 199