This was the first in a series of six images (PHIL# 9068 - 9073) depicting a wheelchair-seated woman in the process of exiting a wheelchair lift-equipped van parked in a van-accessible parking space. The space displayed both a pole-mounted sign, as well as a designated ground symbol, each adorned with the international symbol of accessibility. In addition, a wide aisle next to the van's parking space had been defined by striping on the ground, allowing ample space for the person using the side-mounted lift to exit safely and efficiently. The images showed the individual having first backed onto the lift, then descending to the ground. The woman then exited onto the striped space next to the van.
CDC/ Richard Duncan, MRP, Sr. Proj. Mngr, North Carolina State University, The Center for Universal Design
November 3, 2012
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