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Description:The counter top photographed in this 2002 image revealed the details of its contrasting colorized edge, marked by a maroon colored strip. Such a detail assists those with vision impairments with decerning the demarcated counter top regions from one another. These queues can be quite aesthetically appealing, while at the same time, are very helpful not only to those with impairments, but to those who may need a mere indication now and then, as to what goes where in a complex kitchen environment.
“The Center for Universal Design (CUD) is a national information, technical assistance, and research center that evaluates, develops, and promotes accessible and universal design in housing, commercial and public facilities, outdoor environments, and products. The mission is to improve environments and products through design innovation, research, education and design assistance. Part of the College of Design at North Carolina State University (NCSU), Raleigh, NC, the Center promotes the concept of universal design in all design, construction, and manufacturing disciplines through research, design assistance, and training.”

Universal Design Principles/Guidelines:

- Make the design appealing to all users

- Provide warnings of hazards and errors

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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:2002
Photo Credit:Rex J. Pace
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.