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A Consumer's Guide to Home Adaptation

This user-friendly, well illustrated book is for anyone who needs to make changes in their home, for better access and safety. It will help people make decisions based on their needs and preferences in every area in the home. Illustrated worksheets highlight potential problems and solutions. Included is information on how to work with contractors, sketches of construction detail for common home adaptations, typical costs, annotated funding and other resource listings. This book is consumer oriented but can be helpful for any professional involved in home adaptations.

Year: 
2002
Cost: 
$12
ISBN: 
0-9708358-1-7
Publisher: 
Boston: Adaptive Environments
Availability Information: 

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Readily Achievable Checklist: A Survey for Accessibility

Year: 
1993
Cost: 
$14
ISBN: 
0-9708358-2-5
Publisher: 
Boston: Adaptive Environments
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Building Sight

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Year: 
1995
Author: 
Peter Barker, Jon Barrick and Rod Wilson
Publisher: 
New York: American Foundation for the Blind Press

Building a World Fit for People: Designers with Disabilities at Work

This book describes the career development of 21 designers with disabilities from around the world. Based on the initial research funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the book highlights the major influences that shaped each person's professional choices.

Year: 
2002
Cost: 
$15
ISBN: 
0-9708358-4-1
Author: 
Elaine Ostroff, Mark Limont, and Daniel G. Hunter
Publisher: 
Boston: Adaptive Environments

Design for Patient Safety

Design for Patient Safety sets out how design can be used to cut the risk of medical errors and accidents, making hospitals safer for patients and better environments for healthcare workers.

Year: 
2003
Publisher: 
Design Council
Availability Information: 


This publication is available for download as a PDF file.

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Accessible Exhibitions: Testing the Reality

Year: 
1993
Author: 
Ziebarth, Elizabeth K., and Zahava D. Doering
Publisher: 
Washington: Smithsonian Institution

Design for Accessibility: A Cultural Administrator's Handbook

Design for Accessibility: A Cultural Administrator's Handbook is a how-to reference and resource guide for integrating older adults and people with disabilities into all aspects of an arts organization -- from planning and design to marketing and technical assistance.

This publication was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and MetLife Foundation, in partnership with NASAA and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Year: 
2003
Cost: 
$29.95
Author: 
Katharine Bird and Andi Mathis, Eds.
Publisher: 
National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities
Availability Information: 

Print copies of this book can be obtained by contacting:

National Assembly of State and Local Agencies (NASAA)

1029 Vermont Avenue, NW, 2nd Floor

Washington, D.C. 20005

202-347-6352 (Voice)

202-347-5948 (TTY)

202-737-0526 (Fax)

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Individuals who do not use conventional print may access this publication on the Arts Endowment website This link will open a new browser window. (www.arts.gov) or contact its AccessAbility Office for help in acquiring an audio recording of this book:

National Endowment for the Arts

Office for AccessAbility

1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C. 20506-0001

202-682-5532 (Voice)

202-682-5496 (TTY)

202-682-5715 (Fax)

User Friendly: Hands-On Exhibits that Work

Year: 
1997
Author: 
Jeff Kennedy
Publisher: 
Washington: Association of Science-Technology Centers

What Museum Guides Need to Know

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Year: 
1989
Author: 
Gerda Groff and Laura Gardner
Publisher: 
New York: American Foundation for the Blind

Universal Design Handbook, 2nd Edition

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 DESIGN HANDBOOK covers the full scope of accommodation issues from universally-designed buildings to internet accessibility.

Year: 
2010
Author: 
Wolfgang Preiser and Korydon Smith
Publisher: 
New York: McGraw Hill
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