ID#: 9266
Depicted in this 2000 image was a woman’s hand grasping a bathroom shower's mix valve. The lever design made it easier to turn, by providing more leverage, thereby, requiring less hand strength, on the part of the user. Another handle design could be more difficult to turn, especially when the user is mobility impaired, as in the case of a victim of paralysis, those with limb deformities, or people who are fitted with prosthetic limbs. As is the case with other universally designed concepts, these utilitarian objects are easier to use for all, including those who have no mobility impairments.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Richard Duncan, MRP, Sr. Proj. Mngr, North Carolina State University, The Center for Universal Design (CUD)
Creation Date: 2000
Photo Credit: Center for Universal Design
Links: North Carolina State University - The Center for Universal Design
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