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ID#:9392
Description: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 such as an accessible dumpster is a critical component in the creation of accessible public spaces such as the multifamily housing depicted here.
“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

High Resolution: Click here for hi-resolution image (21.3 MB)
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
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.

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