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Transforming spaces through the use of vignettes

Abstract:

This chapter provides the reader with an understanding of the concepts of Universal Design as they are practically applied to real-life scenarios. Case studies are used to demonstrate the importance of rules, regulations and standards that apply to Universal Design, as well as the importance of Universal Design in creating user-friendly spaces. The chapter provides a number of vignettes, or scenarios, of academic library spaces that are in need of renovation or have been identified as new spaces within which library services and/or information resources are to be made available. Scenarios including recreating the reference desk, meeting increased demand for group study rooms, replacing ...

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