BARRIER-FREE ENVIRONMENT

A term used to describe an environment, primarily the phyiscal environment which is free of potential obstacles to individuals, specifically those with physical and/or cognitive disabilities. An example of a barrier-free environment are adding ramps to stairs to allow free wheelchair access in public areas.

BARRIER-FREE ENVIRONMENT: "Underground stations which employ ramps, otherwise known as wheelchair friendly, are examples of barrier-free environment. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BARRIER-FREE ENVIRONMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/barrier-free-environment-2/ (accessed August 24, 2019).
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