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Description:Before leaving one of the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Atlanta, Georgia-based facilities, this woman seated in her wheelchair, had paused for just a moment to obtain some hand-sanitizer from an automatic dispenser. Note the height at which the dispenser was situated, making accessibility to its contents quite easy for any interested passersby.
Accessibility and the Environment

Poorly designed communities can make it difficult for people with mobility impairments or other disabling conditions to move about their environment; consequently, people with a disability often are more vulnerable to environmental barriers.

Barrier attributes within our environment can include:

- Absence of ramps for wheelchairs

- Lack of depressed curbs (periodic breaks in curbs that act as ramps)

- Narrow doorways that cannot accommodate various assistive devices, such as wheelchairs and walkers

- Lack of access to mass transit routes or other public services.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Amanda Mills
Creation Date:2011
Photo Credit:Amanda Mills
Links:CDC - National Center for Environmental Health, NCEH; Accessibility and the Environment
CDC - National Center for Environmental Health, NCEH; Disability and Health: People with Disabilities
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