In this 2003 image, a wheelchair-seated man was positioned upon a ferry terminal dock, while awaiting the arrival of the ferry transport. Note that in the background there was an adjustable, inclined access ramp, which assured that regardless of the water level, everyone would have a safe and easy way to embark and disembark from ships and ferries. The ramp was in consideration of the wide range of visitors who'd be interacting with this facility, some of whom would be mobility-challenged such as this man.
CDC/ Richard Duncan, MRP, Sr. Proj. Mngr, North Carolina State University, The Center for Universal Design
November 3, 2012
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