ID#: 9082
Description: Caption:
This 1995 image depicted a man seated in his wheelchair that was positioned in front of a log retaining wall, and a domed tent in the background, situated atop an elevated camping site. The wall height of approximately 18 inches minimized the effort needed to transfer in and out of a wheelchair onto the tent level. The wall was also at a good height for others to sit, and made it possible to communicate at the same eye level as the wheelchair user. Designing recreation sites with the mobility challenged in mind, makes for an overall more user-friendly environment for all, and is quite often, made even more efficient from a utilitarian standpoint.
Additional Information:
“The Center for Universal Design (CUD) is a national research, information, and technical assistance center that evaluates, develops, and promotes accessible and universal design in housing, buildings, outdoor and urban settings and related products.”

Universal Design Principles/Guidelines:

- Avoid segregating or stigmatizing any users

- Provisions for privacy, security, and safety should be equally available to all users

- Make the design appealing to all users

- Allow user to maintain a neutral body position

- Provide adequate space for the use of assistive devices or personal assistance

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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Richard Duncan, MRP, Sr. Proj. Mngr, North Carolina State University, The Center for Universal Design
Creation Date: 1995
Photo Credit: Terry C. Lee (USDA-Forest Service)
Links: North Carolina State University - The Center for Universal Design
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Copyright Restrictions: Yes - This image is copyright protected. Any public or private use of this image is subject to prevailing copyright laws. Please contact the content provider of this image for permission requests.