Designing for the Disabled

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Selwyn Goldsmith's Designing for the Disabled has, since it was first published in 1963, been a bible for practising architects around the world. Now, as a new book with a radical new vision, comes his Designing for the Disabled: The New Paradigm.

Goldsmith's new paradigm is based on the concept of architectural disability. As a version of the social model of disability, it is not exclusively the property of physically disabled people. Others who are afflicted by it include ...

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Overview

Selwyn Goldsmith's Designing for the Disabled has, since it was first published in 1963, been a bible for practising architects around the world. Now, as a new book with a radical new vision, comes his Designing for the Disabled: The New Paradigm.

Goldsmith's new paradigm is based on the concept of architectural disability. As a version of the social model of disability, it is not exclusively the property of physically disabled people. Others who are afflicted by it include women, since men customarily get proportionately four times as many amenities in public toilets as women - and women have to queue where men do not - and those with infants in pushchairs, because normal WC facilities are invariably too small to get a pushchair and infant into.

To counter architectural disability, Goldsmith's line is that the axiom for legislation action has to be 'access for everyone' - it should not just be 'access for the disabled', as it presently is with the Part M building regulation and relevant provisions of the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act. In a 40-page annex to his book he sets out the terms that a new-style Part M regulation and its Approved Document might take, one that would cover alterations to existing buildings as well as new buildings. But architects and building control officers need not, he says, wait for new a legislation to apply new practical procedures to meet the requirements of the current Part M regulation; they can, as he advises, act positively now.

This is a book which will oblige architects to rethink the methodology of designing for the disabled. It is a book that no practising architect, building control officer, local planning officer or access officer can afford to be without.

* Breaks the mould of prevailing design-for-the-disabled practices and procedures
* Indicts current 'for the disabled' access legislation
* Introduces the concept of architectural disability

Audience: Architects and interior designers, building control officers and local authority planning officers.

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Goldsmith is best known among British architects as the author of , editions of which were published in 1963, 1967, and 1976 by the Royal Institute of British Architects. Here he recants his groundbreaking approach, describing the legislation he helped shape as conceptually biased, technically faulty, and socially discriminatory. He urges the government to scrap the whole program and start over with regulations that would make buildings more convenient for everyone rather than a targeted and therefore stigmatized subpopulation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780900630507
  • Publisher: International Specialized Book Services
  • Publication date: 1/1/1976
  • Edition description: 3rd ed., fully revised
  • Pages: 525

Meet the Author

Selwyn Goldsmith trained to become an architect at Cambridge University and University College London. In 1956, shortly after he completed his studies, he contracted polio, its permanent effect being severe physical disablement. He subsequently worked in private and public architects' offices, and in 1961 was appointed to undertake the research which resulted in the publication by the RIBA in 1963 of the first edition of his 'Designing for the Disabled'. With a further research contract, he worked on surveys of disabled people in Norwich for four years. From 1969 he was building editor of the Architects Journal for three years, and in 1972 joined the social research branch of the Housing Development Directorate of the Department of the Environment to advise on housing and other services for disabled people.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1 The evolution of accessibility controls 1
1 Where I came in 3
2 Tim Nugent - the idealist who changed the world 8
3 The welfare path that I took 19
4 America: into the mainstream 31
5 Britain: cementing the welfare fabric 37
6 The design standards trap 47
7 America: the emergence of the disability rights movement 52
8 Britain: discrimination and the force of the disability lobby 58
9 Britain: the pressure for regulations 72
10 America: the advance towards the Americans with Disabilities Act 77
11 Britain: the turmoil on the way from Part T to Part M 85
12 The Americans with Disabilities Act 100
13 Britain: the Part M building regulation 112
14 The European scene 117
15 Britain: the Disability Discrimination Act 122
16 America and Britain: the faultlines of accessibility controls 136
Pt. 2 Architectural disablement 145
17 Architects and the architectural model of disability 147
18 Building users - the real numbers 159
19 Public toilets - the issues encapsulated 177
20 Sensorily impaired people 190
21 My experiences as a building user 209
Pt. 3 Britain: how accessibility controls might be reformulated 241
22 Why Britain can't be like America 243
23 Accessibility controls: the position in early 1997 250
24 The problems posed by the Disability Discrimination Act 257
25 The reformulation of controls for new buildings 264
26 Alterations to existing buildings 278
27 The Annex A document and thoughts on further research 288
Annex A The proposed Built Environment (Accessibility) Act: Draft Model for Authorized Guidance Document
Annex B Housing
App. 1 Wheelchair users in European and English towns 365
App. 2 Building users, user subgroups and building usage 366
App. 3 Public buildings: toilet users with special needs 374
App. 4 Comparative dimensions and areas of wc compartments 379
App. 5 Lobbies to public toilets 381
App. 6 Height criteria for building fixtures and fittings 383
App. 7 Steps and stairs 388
App. 8 Blind people 390
App. 9 Tactile pavings 392
App. 10 The Audit Commission's measure of accessible local authority buildings 397
App. 11 The current (1997) Part M Building Regulation 398
References and Bibliography
Bibliography, subject headings 399
References 400
Bibliography 406
Index 421
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