This was the sixth 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 this facility, enhanced the enjoyment experienced by all participants, as well as their overall learning experience. Mounted so standing, or seated users could fully appreciate their visit, the exhibits included Braille descriptions, large print signs. Here, a mobility-challenged woman seated in her wheelchair was touching an exhibit highlighting architectural elements, i.e., bricks, moldings, etc. '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