barrier-free design

barrier-free design

Etymology: AS, freo, barreres; L, designare, to mark out
the design of homes, workplaces, and public buildings that allows physically challenged individuals to make regular use of such structures.

barrier-free design

An approach to planning and designing living environments that emphasizes accessibility and use by persons with functional limitations.
See: universal design
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Locksmith services especially for barrier-free design in the context of Zubaues and remodeling of the University of Agricultural Sciences Vienna (incl.
He was an early adopter of CAD, involved in the design of private patient room nursing unit models, incorporated barrier-free design principals and utilized lean design practices in the 80s and promoted evidence-based design and green-design principals in the early 00s.
Other terms that have been used prior to this have been barrier-free design, transgenerational design, life span design, accessibility and design for all.
Supplemental topics, such as acoustics, security systems, and barrier-free design, are covered at the end of the book.
For more on barrier-free design plans and adapted tools, Stori Snyder, assistant director of Hilltop Garden and Nature Center at Indiana University, recommends the American Horticultural Therapy Association (ahta.
AS former Owner, Developer and General Contractor of the Maple Court Apartments, my goal and vision was to integrate barrier-free design housing--housing that went beyond the minimum fair housing requirements for assisting persons with disabilities--with adaptable units that met the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) accessibility requirements.
For the purposes of the survey, the nine performance indicators were collapsed into three categories of housing performance attributes: energy savings, durability/longevity, and barrier-free design for the elderly and the impaired.
7 of the Canadian National Building Code describes the legal requirements for barrier-free design, there too should also be policies and laws governing the barrier free design of electronic information in Canada.
Bill 201, Safety Codes (Barrier-free Design and Access) Amendment Act, 2004, sponsored by Rob Lougheed (PC, Clover Bar-Fort Saskatchewan), amends the Safety Codes Act by enabling the creation of a new barrier-free design and access council as part of the Safety Codes Council.
But as hundreds of buildings (including courthouses) designed across the country over the past decade have demonstrated, barrier-free design can be incorporated even in the most challenging circumstances.
This campus was built to be comfortable and user friendly, and our barrier-free design enables every resident to get to every corner of the building.
Its barrier-free design, similar to bank teller windows, allows for improved interaction between Box Office personnel and guests.