This guideline was developed by the Low Vision Design Committee of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) through initial funding from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and subsequent grants from the Hulda B. and Maurice L. Rothschild Foundation and the Jim H. McClung Lighting Research Foundation.
This design guideline addresses planning and design of a building and site, including all features used to access the building or facility, such as walkways and pathways, stairs, and ramps; interior spaces, including finish materials, and fixed and moveable furniture; and the lighting design, including the use of daylighting and electrical lighting.
This guideline is intended for use in new construction and alterations of public accommodations and commercial facilities required to be accessible by the ADA and the ABA. The Guidelines will be very useful for the design of residences, especially senior housing and care facilities to increase their independence, and safety.
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