architectural barrier


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Any structure or design feature that makes a building inaccessible to a person with a disability—e.g., lack of ramps, narrow elevator doors, or environmental ‘cues’ that are not also written in Braille, such as public announcements or elevator buttons

architectural barrier

Public health Any structure or design feature that makes a building inaccessible to a person with a disability–eg, lack of ramps, narrow elevator doors. See Americans with Disabilities Act, Service dog.

architectural barrier

Any limitation in the design of facilities that restricts their access and use by persons with disabilities.
See also: barrier
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Architectural barriers are defined as any obstacles that exist in the building and its nearest vicinity that prevent or hinder free mobility of the disabled due to technical solutions, construction, or the conditions of use.
Measuring the level of perceived quality in the field of architectural barriers
Typical protective measures detailed in the engineering design phase include architectural barriers, interior and exterior sensors, closed-circuit television (CCTV) and associated support lighting, communication and transmission media, alarm and signal field collectors, and control and display equipment.
Architectural Barriers Act: Passed in 1968, it requires buildings built with federal funds to be accessible.
Contract Awarded for Patio reform works and removal of architectural barriers in the ceip republic of ecuador
After finding many architectural barriers in the room, the customer filed the complaint with DOJ's Disability Rights Section.
Designing for maximum accessibility now will be easier, cheaper and more aesthetically pleasing than attempting to remove architectural barriers later.
Many clients and their families find this too difficult to cope with, so they set up the bed, commode and all other needs in the living room in hopes that the client will recover quickly and these architectural barriers won't be a factor.
The report also notes that the Department will contract with an architectural firm to assist in the review of plans for new construction and alteration of facilities and in assessing architectural barriers in existing facilities.
Solutions to consumers' problems/needs focus on peer counseling, advocacy, consumer control and the removal of architectural barriers. The desired outcomes in independent living are enhanced choices in life (e.g., living arrangements, assertiveness, mobility, and community activity) (DeJong, 1979).
Meanwhile, he noted., to comply with Title Ill - the public accommodations aspects - many building owners had surveys performed that identified which architectural barriers should be removed.

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