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Public Domain Picture: As was depicted in PHIL# 9046, the configuration of this stairway system allowed for the possibility of visually-impaired, or non-impaired i

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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As was depicted in PHIL# 9046, the configuration of this stairway system allowed for the possibility of visually-impaired, or non-impaired i
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As was depicted in PHIL# 9046, the configuration of this stairway system allowed for the possibility of visually-impaired, or non-impaired i
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As was depicted in PHIL# 9046, the configuration of this stairway system allowed for the possibility of visually-impaired, or non-impaired individuals to injure themselves, while passing beneath the stairway, for there was nothing that would warn the passerby as to the presence of a low-hanging overhang. Even a walking stick would not come into contact with the overhang. As seen in PHIL# 9047 - 9049, the inclusion of aesthetically placed 'obstacles' such as a fountain, or bench seating for pedestrians, would act to prevent walkers from navigating inadvertently on a dangerous course underneath the stairway, thereby, reducing the possibility of head injuries.
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