Access to information on how to design for the disabled has been difficult to come by in the past. The Accessible Housing Design File, with its clear presentation and numerous drawings, goes a long way toward remedying this situation. Its seven chapters progressively lead you through design issues from site planning and entries to bedrooms and egress requirements. Along the way you'll learn why "flared" sidewalk ramps are the preferred style, when standard 9x7 garage doors may not be high enough (many wheelchair users have modified vans), and why two-story houses are preferable to split-levels. There are also several sample kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom layouts. Despite its many strengths, the Design File has several shortcomings. First, as the authors acknowledge, the primary focus is