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November 12, 2013 / societyforhumanecology

Wolfgang Preiser – Universal Design Handbook 2nd Edition

Universal Design is designing environments that truly meet the needs of the people who use them. It ranges from inclusive and non-discriminatory design of products, cars, architecture, and urban environments and infrastructure all the way to information technology and telecommunications. The new edition of the Universal Design Handbook is a completely updated one-stop professional reference to designing products and facilities for older adults, persons with disabilities, children, and all people who use them, and encompass vision, touch, and hearing, as well as cognitive and motor impairment.

New to this Edition:

  • Completely updated chapters and illustrations
  • Global coverage of policies, requirements, and case studies – including coverage of the latest Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) design requirements
  • Presentation of the full scope of universal design – from urban scale to multimedia
  • Examples of standards and guidelines that architects and designers can use to create more universally accessible and usable environments
  • Coverage of accommodation issues in case studies on residential, commercial, transportation, and educational facilities

Wolfgang F.E. Preiser is Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the University of Cincinnati. He has published 16 books and more than 130 chapters, articles, and conference papers, and is the recipient of the Progressive Architecture Applied Research Award and Citation and the EDRA Career and Achievement awards.

Korydon H. Smith is an Associate Professor in the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas. He teaches courses in architectural design and theory, and has received numerous teaching awards.

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