Beautiful Universal Design: A Visual Guide

Beautiful Universal Design: A visual guide book cover"Universal design" is design that accommodates a wide range of abilities and ages. For example levers (in place of traditional round door handles) are convenient for people in wheelchairs, children, and others with strength limitations. With the ageing of the baby-boom generation, universal design is growing rapidly in popularity and visibility. Reflecting an expanded scope of content and a new generation of products and design solutions, this edition offers readers a new case studies chapter, showing actual installations of accessible design, and an emphasis on a "one size fits all" approach, rather than barrier-free prescriptions for specific disabilities. Descriptive photographs, most in full-colour, show designers, and their clients, how to aesthetically integrate universal design concepts into residential and commercial settings."

Year: 
1999
Author: 
Cynthia Leibrock and James Terry
Publisher: 
New York: John Wiley & Sons