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Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, 1940
All of the buildings used by patients, including the cottages, are provided with ramps. There are no door sills. Hallways are furnished with guard-rails, and walls and pillars are splayed at the bottom as a protection against damage by wheel chairs. Doors are provided with metal bands so that wheel chairs can be pushed against them to open them. Rooms are equipped with various .hand-rails and other devices so that patients can move about easily. There are parking places for wheel chairs, and places where crutches can be left conveniently. Thus, many of the patients, by means of wheel chairs, move about the buildings and grounds entirely without the aid of an attendant....
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Title: Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, 1940
Creator: n/a
Date: 1940
Format: Annual Report
Source: Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation Archives
Control no.: Box 1, Folder 5
Keywords: Accessibility; Advocacy; Architecture; Assistive Technology; Attendants; Basil O'Connor; Braces; Charity; Children; Crutch; Diagnoses & Diseases; Disease; Doctors; Economics; Education; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Fred Botts; Georgia; Health & Medicine; Hydrotherapy; Institutions; Keith Morgan; Medical Professionals; Medicine; National Foundation For Infantile Paralysis; Occupational Therapy; Philanthropy; Physical Disability; Physical Therapy; Polio; Public Relations; Rehabilitation; Schools; Service Organizations; Social Welfare & Communities; Statistics; Technology & Equipment; Warm Springs Foundation; Wheelchair
Topics: Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Physical Environment; Social Movements & Advocacy
Funding Support Provided By: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute