ID#: 9134
This 1996 image depicted a person turning on an articulated-arm desk lamp, by using the palm of her hand, and pressing against the top of the lamp, at which point she was able to rotate the large, knurled disk, which was connected to the switch itself. The large size meant that people with limited grasp, or hand strength could activate this switch with minimal effort. It also meant that less force was needed to turn the lamp on or off. This added feature would make the user's activity a relatively effortless experience.
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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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