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Description:The woman pictured here was equipped with a right lower limb prosthesis, and having entered one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) campus buildings, was in the process of boarding the building’s elevator, pressing the appropriate button, which would carry her to her desired destination.

Offices, parks, health care facilities, schools, or any other public spaces should be built to meet the needs of all of the people who will use the space. In addition, web pages, brochures, and other information should be accessible to people with disabilities.
Examples of accessibility:

- Parking spaces are close to entrances.

- Public transportation is accessible to people who use wheelchairs.

- Streets with crosswalk signals sound a “beep” for people with vision loss.

- There are clear routes to exits in emergency situations.

- Floor spaces and hallways are free of equipment and other barriers.

- Counters and service windows are low enough for everyone to reach, including people who use wheelchairs.

- Alarm systems can be both seen and heard.

- Staff and health care professionals can use sign language or have access to someone who can use sign language.

- Videos on the web have captioning or written versions for people with hearing loss.

- Print materials and signs are in large size font for people with low vision.

- Raised lettering and Braille are used on signs, such as those on elevators.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Amanda Mills
Creation Date:2011
Photo Credit:Amanda Mills
Links:CDC - National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD); People with Disabilities
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