Universal Design Handbook, 2E

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The Latest Advances in Universal Design

Thoroughly updated and packed with examples of global standards and design solutions, Universal Design Handbook, Second Edition, covers the full scope of universal design, discussing how to develop media, products, buildings, and infrastructure for the widest range of human needs, preferences, and functioning. This pioneering work brings together a rich variety of expertise from around the world to discuss the extraordinary growth and changes in the universal design movement.

The book provides an overview of universal design premises and perspectives, and performance-based design criteria and guidelines. Public and private spaces, products, and technologies are covered, and current and emerging research and teaching are explored. This unique resource includes analyses of historical and contemporary universal design issues from seven different countries, as well as a look at future trends. Students, advocates, policy makers, and design practitioners will get a theoretical grounding in and practical reference on the physical and social roles of design from this definitive volume.

UNIVERSAL DESIGN HANDBOOK, SECOND EDITION, COVERS:

  • United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • U.S. accessibility codes and standards, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Life safety standards and guidelines
  • Universal design implementations in Norway, Japan, France, Germany, Brazil, Italy and the Old City of Jerusalem
  • Planning ADA implementation in public educational institutions
  • Urban scale and mass transportation universal design
  • Designing inclusive experiences, including outdoor play settings
  • Office and workspace design
  • Universal design in home building and remodeling
  • Products and technologies, including autos, web access, media, and digital content
  • Universal design research initiatives, education, and performance assessments

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100% ACCESSIBILITY ANSWERS

The Americans With Disability Act Accessibility Guidelines state the minimum requirements you must meet--but don't tell you how to do it. This complete HANDBOOK does--and goes beyond with solutions to intransigent problems, innovations from abroad, and a wide-scoped vision of design that truly is universal.

Packed with examples of standards and design solutions from influential nations around the world -- including, of course, the United States and the proposed new Americans With Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines -- UNIVERSAL Universal Design Handbook covers the full scope of accommodation issues from universally-designed buildings to Internet accessibility. Open these pages for wide-ranging accessible design answers:

* Residential, commercial, workplace, office, educational, recreational, and entertainment
* Elderly and/or disabled people, and children
* Vision, hearing, touch, and developmental disabilities as well as mobility limitations
* Telecommunications, information technology, and electronics accessibility
* Automobile and product design
* Outdoor, wilderness, and children's play areas
* Healing design
* Assessment of individual needs
* Legal issues and cases
* International standards, from the ADAAG to Japan, Canada, Australia, and more
* Problem-solving case studies from around the world

A BOOM IN DESIGN WITHOUT BOUNDARIES:
As baby boomers reach their golden years and the number of permanently disabled people in the U.S. hovers around 50 million, design that welcomes everyone grows more popular and more necessary. Building on legal mandates for public accommodations in the US and elsewhere, universal design that works for all people, of all ages and abilities, has become not only a kinder, gentler choice, but a wiser and more economically farsighted one as well. In fact, accessibility answers have become need-to-know information for construction professionals. Here, for smart architects, designers, builders, and planners is the first complete, one-stop source of information on all the standards. This Handbook explains not only major international standards but offers inspiring design solutions from around the world as well.

ON THE CD-ROM:
Technical and Design Data * Proposed Rule of the Americans With Disabilities Act and Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines * Downloadable ADAAG and dimensional standards * Amendments to the ADAAG

About the Author:

Wolfgang F.E. Preiser is Emeritus Professor of Architecture, University of Cincinnati. As a researcher and an international building consultant, he has worked on topics ranging from universal design to facility programming, building performance assessments, health care facilities, and intercultural design. Preiser has written 16 books and more than 100 chapters, articles, and conference papers, and is the recipient of the Progressive Architecture Applied Research Award and Citation and the EDRA Career and Lifetime Achievement awards.
Korydon H. Smith is Associate Professor in the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas. He teaches courses in architectural design and theory, and has received numerous teaching awards. Smith's scholarship focuses on the physical and political roles of design in society, resulting in a wide variety of publications and design works. He is actively involved in continuing education, as well as the transformation of housing policy and design practices throughout the U.S.

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