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Accessibility for the Disabled
A Design Manual for a Barrier Free Environment

six accessibility graphics used in the cover of the design manualThis manual was prepared by the Urban Management Department of the Lebanese Company for the Development and Reconstruction of Beirut Central District (SOLIDERE) in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and with the approval of the Ministry of Social Affairs and the National Committee for the Disabled.

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Accessibility for the Disabled
A Design Manual for a Barrier Free Environment

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

I. URBAN DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

1. OBSTRUCTIONS
2. SIGNAGE
3. STREET FURNITURE
4. PATHWAYS
5. CURB RAMPS
6. PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS
7. PARKING

II. ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

1. RAMPS
2. ELEVATORS
3. LIFTS
4. STAIRS
5. RAILINGS AND HANDRAILS
6. ENTRANCES
7. VESTIBULES
8. DOORS
9. CORRIDORS
10. REST ROOMS

III. BUILDING TYPES

IV. IMPLEMENTATION CHECKLISTS

PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3

V. APPENDICES

TROUBLE SHOOTING
ANTHROPOMETRICS [ PART 1 | PART 2 ]
COMPARATIVE TABLES
HEIGHT LIMITS

REFERENCES / ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

 

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