ID#: 9265
Description: Caption:
This 1997 image was one of three (PHIL 9263-9265), which focused on the areas of a residential environment, where one would encounter transitional changes in floor surface levels. When floor designs implement a minimization in floor height at transition points, unimpeded travel is facilitated, for those using wheelchairs, or experiencing ambulatory difficulties. In this particular image, the transitional point between a tiled and a carpeted floor surface, and depicted a relatively even transition, which would allow for a smooth excursion for wheelchairs, as well as crutches or canes.
Additional Information:
“The Center for Universal Design (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:

- Make the design appealing to all users

- Facilitate the user's accuracy and precision

- Arrange elements to minimize hazards and errors: most used elements, most accessible; hazardous elements eliminated, isolated, or shielded

- Use reasonable operating forces

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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: 1997
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.