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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. Due to her disability, the steering wheel was equipped with a hand control, which she held in her right hand, enabling her to operate the accelerator and braking system using her hand rather than her feet.
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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