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Universal Design Handbook


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Introduction; Part 1. Premises and Perspectives; Chapter 1. Universal Design: An Evolving Paradigm; Chapter 2. Toward Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability; Chapter 3. Universal Design and the Majority World; Part 2. Principles, Standards, and Guidelines; Chapter 4. The Principles of Universal Design; Chapter 5. United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; Chapter 6. U.S. Accessibility Codes and Standards: Challenges for Universal Design; Chapter 7. The ADA and Accessibility: Interpretations in U.S. Courts; Chapter 8. Life Safety Standards and Guidelines; Chapter 9. The Universal Design Thesaurus: Creating a Descriptive Language for Our Field; Part 3. International Perspectives; Chapter 10. Norway's Planning Approach to Implement Universal Design; Chapter 11. The Impact of Aging on Japanese Accessibility Standards; Chapter 12. The Evolution of Design for All in Public Buildings and Transportation in France; Chapter 13. Manifestations of Universal Design in Germany; Chapter 14. Writing Poetry Rather Than Structuring Grammar: Notes for the Development of Universal Design in Brazil; Chapter 15. Accessible Design in Italy; Chapter 16. Planning Accessibility in the Old City of Jerusalem; Part 4. Public Spaces, Private Spaces, Products, and Technologies; SECTION 1: PUBLIC SPACES; Chapter 17. Creating an Accessible Public Realm; Chapter 18. A Capital Planning Approach to ADA Implementation in Public Educational Institutions; Chapter 19. Universal Design in Mass Transportation; Chapter 20. Universal Design at the Urban Scale; Chapter 21. Designing Inclusive Experiences; Chapter 22. Outdoor Play Settings: An Inclusive Approach; Chapter 23. Office and Workplace Design; SECTION 2: PRIVATE SPACES; Chapter 24. Universal Housing: A Critical Component of a Sustainable Community; Chapter 25. The Evolution of Universal Design in Housing in the United States: Toward Visibility and Pattern Books; Chapter 26. A Home for the Next 50 Years: Remodeling for Again Baby Boomers Demonstrates Universal Design in Arts and Crafts Detailing; Chapter 27. The Sensory House; Chapter 28. Diversity and Equality in Housing: Designing the Arkansas Proto-House; SECTION 3: PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGIES; Chapter 29. Selling Builders and Remodelers on Universal Design; Chapter 30. Universal Bathrooms; Chapter 31. Universal Design of Automobiles; Chapter 32. Universal Design of Products; Chapter 33. Accessibility of the World Wide Web: Technical and Policy Perspectives; Chapter 34. Universal Design in Media; Chapter 35. Digital Content for Individuals with Print Disabilities; Part 5. Education and Research; Chapter 36. Inclusive Design Research Initiatives at the Royal College of Art; Chapter 37. An International Web-Based Collection of Universal Design Examplars; Chapter 38. Toward Universal Design Performance Assessments; Chapter 39. Universal Design for Learning in the College Classroom; Chapter 40. Camp Aldersgate: A New Model for Architectural Education; Chapter 41. Are Retrofitted Wheelchair Entries Separate and Unequal; Chapter 42. Guidepaths in Buildings; Chapter 43. Redefining Design and Disability: A Person-Environment Fit Model; Part 6. The Past and Future of Universal Design; Chapter 44. The Rhinoceros Syndrome: A Contrarian View of Universal Design; Part 7. Epilogue; Chapter 45. My Story; Index

About the Author

Wolfgang Preiser (Cincinnati, OH) is Professor of Architecture at the University of Cincinnati and founder of Architectural Research Consultants and Planning research Institute, both in Albuquerque, NM.

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