ID#: 9392
Description: Caption:
In this 1997 image, a woman seated in a wheelchair was shown throwing away a bag of trash into a dumpster that had been designed with a very low rim. Dumpsters with a lowered rim height, equipped with a lightweight lid, are much easier to use by residents, who are using mobility devices, or who have trouble lifting, or sliding heavy lidded doors. A feature like an accessible dumpster, is a critical component in the creation of accessible public spaces as was the case in this multifamily housing development.
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.”

Universal Design Principles/Guidelines:

- Provide the same means of use for all users: identical whenever possible; equivalent when not

- Facilitate the user's accuracy and precision

- Allow user to maintain a neutral body position

- Use reasonable operating forces

- Minimize repetitive actions

- Minimize sustained physical effort

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

- Provide adequate space for the use of assistive devices or personal assistance

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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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