By: CDC/ Richard Duncan, MRP, Sr. Proj. Mngr, North Carolina State University, The Center for Universal Design, Courtesy: Public Health Image Library
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This 1996 image depicted a blind man who was walking inside a mall with the use of a walking cane. Note the dangerously low staircase with its minimal, to no headroom, beneath which he was passing . Because there was no warning as to the staircase's presence, he was about to crash into the underside of the stairs. Such overhanging objects, or structures with inadequate headroom, are hazards that a person's cane cannot detect.
CDC/ Richard Duncan, MRP, Sr. Proj. Mngr, North Carolina State University, The Center for Universal Design
November 3, 2012
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