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Description:This image depicted a side-view of a typical iron, which was equipped with an automatic shutoff feature. This safety device was designed to prevent the scorching of an ironing board, or even avoid a possible house fire, which could result from someone inadvertently leaving the appliance on, and the heating element in contact with the ironing board. 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. “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.”
“The 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. The Center collaborates with builders and manufacturers on the development of new design solutions. It also develops publications and instructional materials, and provides information, referrals and technical assistance to individuals with disabilities, families, and professionals nationwide and internationally.”

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
CDC - National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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