This image, as well as PHIL# 9016, and 9017, all depicted people with reduced states of mobility, who were accessing a walkway ramp while using either crutches, or a wheelchair. In this particular view, a brick switch-back ramp with its black metal railings, had been added to the entrance on an older, traditionally-designed fa�e, whereupon, the ramp began not far from where the stairs had been positioned, thereby, making the accessibility route short, and easy to find, which stands in stark contrast to PHIL# 9012. This made the choice in access route easier for visitors, demonstrating that some ramps, as well as other 'stepless'-entrance features, can benefit people who are ambulatory, as well as those who use wheelchairs.
CDC/ Richard Duncan, MRP, Sr. Proj. Mngr, North Carolina State University, The Center for Universal Design
November 20, 2012