ID#: 9387
Description: Caption:
This 2000 image depicted a universally designed, under the counter dishwasher that was being loaded by a standing, seemingly unimpaired woman. Alternate locations and installations, for many appliances, may work better for many people. This woman was reaching into a shallow, drawer style dishwasher that had been mounted just beneath the counter, next to the kitchen sink. This reduced the amount of bending and reaching that was necessary, in order to load this appliance.
Additional Information:
“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 Center’s 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

- Allow user to maintain a neutral body position

- Make reach to all components comfortable for any seated or standing user

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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: 2000
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.