In constructing residential housing, for instance, we can find accessibility standards addressing different levels of what is referred to as visitability
(48) as well as standards designated as meeting universal design, and individual components of a house, such as doors or light switches, may be built to universal design standards while the totality of the house is not.
I saw the [article about] visitability
(Come On In, p.
consists of three parts, each designed to facilitate the use of a home by visitors regardless of physical ability:
Moreover, by linking the stories found at visitable sites to stories found at historic places off the map of visitability
, they cross the boundaries of official history.
for example, "the city provides new homebuyers with a form detailing visitability
features and their associated costs, and also encourages builders to distribute a brochure on accessible home featuresto prospective homebuyers," Lening and Harmon said.
Building a New Heritage: Tourism, Culture, and Identity in the New Europe (London, 1994); Rachid Amirou, Imaginaire du tourisme culturel (Paris, 2000); Bella Dicks, Culture on Display: The Production of Contemporary Visitability
( Berkshire, 2003); and Nezar AlSayyad, ed.
Kansas adopted visitability
requirements for any dwelling receiving state financial assistance.
Universal Design, accessibility and visitability
combined have helped make builders see the viability of basic access housing.
A federal bill requiring that "all newly constructed, federally assisted, single-family houses and town houses to meet minimum standards of visitability
for persons with disabilities," is currently being debated in Congress.
creating educational materials to inform government agencies, municipal officials, developers, community groups, builders, architects and the public about the concept of visitability
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