Photographed in 1997, this image depicted a wheelchair-seated woman as she was interacting with a wall-mounted light switch. Crucial to the location of the switch was the height at which it was mounted to the wall, which in order to be accessible to as many different users, must be no more than fourty-eight inches from the floor level. At this height, those seated in a wheelchair, as well as those standing, could easily use the switch without having to maintain an awkward body position.
CDC/ Richard Duncan, MRP, Sr. Proj. Mngr, North Carolina State University, The Center for Universal Design (CUD)
December 1, 2012
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