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Directional Sense: How to Find Your Way Around

Directional Sense coverWere you born with no sense of direction? Does the mere thought of navigating twisting hospital corridors, deciphering cryptic expressway signs, or fumbling with cumbersome maps fill your heart with dread? If so, you need this trusty guidebook, which explains that finding your way around is a learnable skill, not a mysterious instinct you’re doomed to live without.

Year: 
2011
Cost: 
$25
ISBN: 
978-0615562636
Author: 
Janet R. Carpman & Myron A. Grant
Publisher: 
Institute for Human Centered Design

Achieving Physical and Communication Accessibility

This reference book provides businesses with information and awareness tips about access issues relating to different disabilities and suggests a variety of accommodations that provide cost-effective ways to make services accessible.

Year: 
1995
Cost: 
$14
ISBN: 
0-9708358-3-3
Publisher: 
Boston: Adaptive Environments
Availability Information: 

Available from Adaptive Environments. If you would like to order a copy, please download and print our publications order form. This link will open a new browser window.

Members of Adaptive Environments receive a 25% discount on AE publications. To learn more or to become a member, please visit the Membership section of the site.

Checklist for Existing Facilities (version 2.1)

This checklist will help you identify accessibility problems and solutions in existing facilities in order to meet your obligations under the ADA. Developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

Year: 
1995
Cost: 
$3
Publisher: 
Boston: Adaptive Environments
Availability Information: 

Available from Adaptive Environments. If you would like to order a copy, please download and print our publications order form. This link will open a new browser window.

Members of Adaptive Environments receive a 25% discount on AE publications. To learn more or to become a member, please visit the Membership section of the site.

Both a text-only version and a PDF version of the Checklist for Existing Facilities are available online for free. (Please see the note regarding PDF files on the Resources main page.)

The Accessible Museum: Model Programs of Accessibility for Disabled and Older People

The Accessible Museum cover

Year: 
1992
Author: 
Sartwell, Marcia, Ed.
Publisher: 
Washington: The American Association of Museums

Achieving Physical and Communication Accessibility

This reference book provides businesses with information and
awareness tips about access issues relating to different disabilities and suggests a variety of accommodations that provide cost-effective ways to make services accessible. This practical guide provides facts on four major types of disability: physical, hearing, speech and cognitive and "readily-achievable" ways to accommodate people with those disabilities. Includes directions for providing alternate formats, suggestions for

Year: 
1995
Cost: 
$14
Author: 
Adaptive Environments
Publisher: 
Boston: Adaptive Environments
Availability Information: 

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Universal Design, A Methodological Approach

Universal Design, A Methodological ApproachEach year IHCD publishes a book to coincide with our annual Socially Sustainable Design Symposium. This year IHCD is delighted to publish long-time colleague and friend Hubert Froyen's significant exploration of a potential method for creating a substantive evidence-based method to clarify and inspire the practice of universal design.

Year: 
2012
ISBN: 
978-9081384612
Author: 
Hubert Froyen
Publisher: 
The Institute for Human Centered Design

Universal Design: A Reconsideration of Barrier Free

Universal Design: A Reconsideration of Barrier Free cover

The Institute for Human Centered Design is pleased to offer this English-language translation of Dr. Yoshihiko Kawauchi’s book originally published in Japanese in 2001. Dr. Kawauchi initially wrote the book as a bridge between the U.S. interpretation of the concept of universal design and a Japanese audience with a different cultural perspective and set of catalysts.

Year: 
2010
Author: 
Yoshihiko Kawauchi
Publisher: 
Institute for Human Centered Design

Universal Design: Creating Inclusive Environments

Universal Design: Creating Inclusive Environments cover

Year: 
2012
ISBN: 
978-0470399132
Author: 
Edward Steinfeld and Jordan Maisel
Publisher: 
Wiley

Universal Design: The HUMBLES Method for User-Centred Business

Universal Design: The HUMBLES Method for User-Centred Business

Year: 
2012
ISBN: 
9780566088650
Author: 
Francesc Aragall and Jordi Montana
Publisher: 
Gower Publishing

Universal Kitchen and Bathroom Planning: Design That Adapts to People

Universal Kitchen and Bathroom Planning cover

This text's premise is that rooms should be designed or remodelled to suit the needs of all users through their lifecycle - kitchens and bathrooms that can be used by children, people with disabilities, and people who are aging are important for success in today's marketplace.

Year: 
1998
ISBN: 
978-0070499805
Author: 
Mary Jo Peterson
Publisher: 
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
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