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Peruse the Internet or your local office supply store. Many European furniture designers have long been aware of the need for accessible and universal design. Appearance should blend in with other library furnishings Shopping for furniture described as simple, reliable, and inexpensive requires some forethought and common sense. Consider bringing some seniors along to “test-drive” the furnishings for the library. What feels comfortable for a staff member of twenty-five may seem like a torture device to a senior of seventyfive.

The most common shiny surfaces include highly polished floors, highly enameled floors and walls, and highly polished metal countertops. Additionally, glass walls or partitions can create havoc for people with low vision (also for people with cognitive impairments or people who are just in a hurry and not paying attention), as they cannot see the edges of the glass and may walk into them. It is important that libraries do not allow designers to create glare obstacles within the library. The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) and the AARP (formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons) offer some useful lighting tips: Special Needs within the Older Generation In reading areas provide fluorescent task lamps.

There are simple and inexpensive solutions to many of these obstacles. Lavatory Handles, Keys, and Switch Plates If the library’s lavatories have doorknobs, it would be useful to substitute door levers, which allow the patron to simply push downward on the lever rather than grasping a knob and twisting it. Lever handles provide a flat surface that opens the door easily with the touch of closed fist, elbow, or finger. Depending on the quality of the lever set you purchase, expect to pay between $25 to $50 per set.

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