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Description: Caption:
Seated in a wheelchair, this 1997 image depicted a person who had accessed a public swimming pool area by way of a ramped walkway. This route provided the same short, safe, integrated path for everyone, which meant that those with mobility impairments, as well as the unimpaired were permitted to access the pool in a highly facilitated fashion.

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“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 CUD’s mission is to improve environments and products through design innovation, research, education and design assistance.”

Universal Design Principles/Guidelines:

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

- Avoid segregating or stigmatizing any users

- Provisions for privacy, security, and safety should be equally available to all users

- Make the design appealing to all users

- Eliminate unnecessary complexity

- Arrange elements to minimize hazards and errors: most used elements, most accessible; hazardous elements eliminated, isolated, or shielded

- Minimize sustained physical effort

- 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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