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This design tool provides information and strategies to ensure that child care facilities are welcoming and useable for everyone possible. Some elements include: Ideas to incorporate into existing and future facilities and classrooms, Select review points to guide you in determining if a child care center is universal, An overview of disability types and design tips for accommodating each group’s needs, and Resources and places to find more information.
Note: This publication, whose content was created by The Center for Universal Design, is available from Easter Seals. You can obtain more information and an order form from Easter Seals.
Tech Packs (Accessible Home Design File)
The Tech Packs are a set of booklets, each of which provides design ideas for a different area of the home. Design guidance is provided through both written explanation and the use of easy-to-understand illustrations. Sections included are:
- Vehicular Transportation and Parking
- Entrances and Site Design
- Doors and Doorways
- Deck and Patio
- Grab Bars
- Reading Architectural Drawings
They are part of a book originally published by Van Nostrand Reinhold, now published by Wiley.
ADA Standards Tech Sheets
Each booklet provides technical drawings to illustrate American with Disabilities Act (ADA) design specifications and compliance. Booklets include:
- Accessible Route
- Areas of Rescue Assistance
- Lavatories and Mirrors
- Medical Care Facilities
- Toilet Stalls