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Physical Environments

The Road to Decreasing Barriers Faced by People with Disabilities

Sections: 

I Introduction

II Types of Disabilities

III Common Barriers

IV The Concept of Universal Design

V Lessons Learned

VI References



-- by Shane Holten, M.E.S.



Shane Holten is President of SPH Planning & Consulting, a company specializing in the planning, design and construction of barrier-free environments, including research and policy development related to disability issues.



If you have a resource or point of view to add to this article, let us know by writing to [email protected]. More information on our Letters to the Editor column can be found in the OHPE News section of OHPE 268.0 (http://www.ohpe.ca/ebulletin/ ViewAnnouncements.cfm?ISSUE_ID=268&startrow=1).

Letters to the Editor, February 2003

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In our February column, we are pleased to publish two more letters that build on OHPE 292.1, "An Evolving Role for Health Promoters in the Kyoto Protocol Era," contributed by Ravi Singh of the Energy Action Council of Toronto (EnerACT) (view this article at http://www.ohpe.ca/ebulletin/ ViewFeatures.cfm?ISSUE_ID=292&startrow=1).

Jan. 10/03 Bulletin contains a relatively minor point of debate. I first heard this concern expressed by an Ontario Trucking Association spokesperson during a CBC Radio (Toronto) early morning discussion.

Letter to the Editor, January 2003

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In our January column, we are pleased to publish a letter about OPHA's new report, "Beyond Coal: Power, Public Health and the Environment." This piece is an excellent complement to last week's feature, "An Evolving Role for Health Promoters in the Kyoto Protocol Era," contributed by Ravi Singh of the Energy Action Council of Toronto (EnerACT) (view this article at http://www.ohpe.ca/ebulletin/ViewFeatures.cfm?ISSUE_ID=292&startrow=1).





Updated Healthy Community, Healthy Environment Kit

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This kit, produced by the Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition, provides up-to-date information about the impacts of our environment on our health along with ways in which we, both as individuals and as community members, can improve our environment. Several communities in Ontario that are taking action and making a difference are showcased.



Cost: No charge, but postage and handling charges will apply. A PDF is available at no charge.


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