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Description:The woman pictured here, had just boarded her vehicle by way of an access ramp (see PHIL 13912), while seated in her wheelchair, and had maneuvered herself into the driver’s-side swivel seat. Note the additional handle located at the bottom of the steering wheel, which due to her disability, would enable her to operate the accelerator and braking system using this hand control.
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 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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