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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The wheelchair-seated man depicted in this photograph, whose mobility had been reduced, was shown reading a sign indicating to him that wheelchair access was provided via another entrance to the facility. Note the exterior stairs denying him access at this entrance point. This was one of a series of images provided by North Carolina State University's Center for Universal Design. Though the sign used the 'international symbol of accessibility', it lacked any directional arrows indicating the proper route to travel. Therefore, not only was he forced into a longer travel route, but he was also not sure as to which way to proceed.
CDC/ Richard Duncan, MRP, Sr. Proj. Mngr, North Carolina State University, The Center for Universal Design
November 20, 2012
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