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This image depicted a side-view of a typical iron, which was equipped with an automatic shutoff feature. This safety feature was designed to prevent ironing board scorching, or to avoid a possible house fire, resulting from someone inadvertently leaving the appliance on, and the heating element in contact with the ironing board, or clothing. This added feature would not only act to make the users activity a safer experience, but would also act to save on energy usage, as well as mere peace of mind.
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:

- Provide the same means of use for all users: identical whenever possible; equivalent when not

- 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

- Eliminate unnecessary complexity

- Accommodate a wide range of literacy and language skills

- Provide fail safe features

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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Richard Duncan, MRP, Sr. Proj. Mngr, North Carolina State University, The Center for Universal Design (CUD)
Creation Date: 1996
Photo Credit: Center for Universal Design
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.