March 08, 2007

International Best Practices in Universal Design: A Global Review

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The Canadian Human Rights Commission has announced the publication of
INTERNATIONAL BEST PRACTICES IN UNIVERSAL DESIGN: A GLOBAL REVIEW

A Global Review is a comprehensive research document comparing the latest accessibility standards for the built environment. It compares selected building codes and standards from developed and developing countries, those undergoing rebuilding and war torn countries. Included are codes and standards from Canada, Lebanon (UN), Mexico, Uruguay, Sweden, Ireland, Spain, USA, South Africa, Bangladesh, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia.

The document contains an extensive comparison of 31 essential design elements, presented in tabular form, along with photographic examples highlighting best practices in universal design.


For more information contact
Harvey Goldberg
613-943-9146
harvey.goldberg@chrc-ccdp.ca

To order a copy go to:

http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca/pub_form_pub/bp_pe-en.asp

In partnership with:

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Human Resources and Social Development Canada
Treasury Board of Canada
Swedish Agency for Disability Policy
National Disability Authority of Ireland
Rehabilitation International

Posted by rollingrains at March 8, 2007 10:51 PM