|Description:||When compared to PHIL 9057, one can see that consideration was focused on satisfying requirements for all user groups, which included individuals wearing shoes, as well as people who would traverse the grate while seated in a wheelchair. The grate openings were no wider than one half an inch, thereby, preventing wheels from getting caught, as they were in PHIL 9057. The design also prevented crutch and cane tips from being trapped by the grate.|
“The CUD, is a national research, information, and technical assistance center that evaluates, develops, and promotes universal design in housing, public and commercial facilities, and related products, while collaborating with builders and manufacturers on the development of new design solutions.
Universal Design Principles/Guidelines:
- Provisions for privacy, security, and safety should be equally available to all users
- Arrange elements to minimize hazards and errors: most used elements, most accessible; hazardous elements eliminated, isolated, or shielded
“Cud conducts original research to learn what design solutions are appropriate for the widest diversity of users, and what tools are most useful to practitioners wishing to successfully practice universal design.