barrier-free design

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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Primarily catering to deaf students, the residence was built with barrier-free design in mind.
You don't know the lengths they've gone to incorporate a barrier-free design. It just makes it a much more enjoyable experience."
Universal design and barrier-free design are emphasized throughout the book.
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.org/information) and Able Gardener (ablegardener.co.uk/tmenu/home.asp) websites.
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.
"Barrier-free design" which refers to design and construction practices aimed at creating private and public environments that foster greater independence (Roeher, 1996) must be instituted in post-secondary online environments.