This is one of two images, (PHIL# 9165, 9166), which depicted an adult mobility-challenged woman, who was in her wheelchair as she was rolling from a home's driveway onto a smooth concrete pathway, then shown here, rolling unto a stepless route leading to the home's back door visible in the background. The accessible route avoided stairs, and abrupt changes in height, which would be a problem for all users, especially those with mobility problems, child strollers, or rolling luggage. The covered entrance provided protection from the elements when entering and exiting, particularly when extra time was needed.
CDC/ Richard Duncan, MRP, Sr. Proj. Mngr, North Carolina State University, The Center for Universal Design (CUD)
November 3, 2012