Seated in his wheelchair, this man was about to be lifted three to four feet, so that the wheelchair's wheels were level with the higher second level of a plaza's walkway. Lifts such as this, are sometimes the only means by which mobility-challenged individuals may be conveyed from one point to another, especially when the installation of stairs or a ramp is infeasible. The intentional use of glass and brass in the construction of this lift enabled the structure to be aesthetically unified with its surroundings.
CDC/ Richard Duncan, MRP, Sr. Proj. Mngr, North Carolina State University, The Center for Universal Design
November 3, 2012
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