This 1995 image depicted a mobility-challenged man who was sitting in a wheelchair next to a toilet inside a residential, two-fixture bathroom. The design of the bathroom offered enough space to maneuver in a wheelchair, and offered choices of how someone might transfer onto the toilet. The bathroom walls were a dark green color, offsetting brass finished grab bars, and accessories. By designing this restroom to accommodate those with mobility impairments, the overall design became even more accommodating to all, which is really the challenge, and the goal of a universally designed facility.
CDC/ Richard Duncan, MRP, Sr. Proj. Mngr, North Carolina State University, The Center for Universal Design (CUD)
November 2, 2012
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