This was the first in a series of eight images (PHIL# 9088 - 9095) revealing the exhibits inside the U.S. National Building Museum, all of which could be touched by all visitors, including adults, children, and especially those who were mobility, or visually impaired. Consideration paid to those with such impairments during the designing of such a facility, enhanced the enjoyment experienced from all participants, as well as their overall learning experience. The exhibits were equipped with Braille descriptions, large print signs, and were mounted so that standing or seated users could both fully appreciate their experience. In this particular image, two women were interacting with a replica of the Lincoln Memorial. 'The Center for Universal Design (CUD) is a national research, information, and technical assistance center that evaluates, develops, and promotes accessible and universal design in housing, buildings, outdoor and urban settings and related products.'
CDC/ Richard Duncan, MRP, Sr. Proj. Mngr, North Carolina State University, The Center for Universal Design
November 3, 2012