Ideas for making your home accessible by Betty Garee

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Published by Accent Press in Bloomington, Ill .

Written in English

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  • People with disabilities -- Dwellings -- Barrier-free design -- United States.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 101-104.

Book details

Statementcompiled & edited by Betty Garee ; illustrated by Julie Cheever, J. Proctor Brown.
SeriesAccent special publications
LC ClassificationsNA2545.P5 G34
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 104 p. :
Number of Pages104
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4427146M
ISBN 100915708086
LC Control Number79051595

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