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 is one of a series of three photographs (PHIL# 9096 - 9098), which revealed the interior of a large indoor publicly-accessible swimming pool that provided an elegant ramped access into the pool, steps, and a transfer ledge that enclosed the pool at its edge. This collection from the Center for Universal Design's Universal Exemplars, is from the Chou Silver Zone Complex located in Akita Prefecture in Northern Japan. The pool allowed people the ability to make personal choices in how they entered and exited the pool, according to their comfort and safety levels. Taking physical impairments into account during the designing of such a facility only enhanced the enjoyment of all who visited this recreation area.
CDC/ Richard Duncan, MRP, Sr. Proj. Mngr, North Carolina State University, The Center for Universal Design
November 3, 2012
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