By: CDC/ Richard Duncan, MRP, Sr. Proj. Mngr, North Carolina State University, The Center for Universal Design (CUD), Courtesy: Public Health Image Library
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This 1997 image was one of three (see PHIL# 9263 - 9265) the theme of which focused on the areas of a residential environment where one would encounter transitional changes in floor surface levels. When floor designs implement a minimization in floor height at transition points, unimpeded travel is facilitated for those using wheelchairs, or experiencing abulatory difficulties. In this particular image, the rubbery, inflateable wheels of a wheelchair easily navigated the transitional point between a tiled versus carpeted floor surface.
CDC/ Richard Duncan, MRP, Sr. Proj. Mngr, North Carolina State University, The Center for Universal Design (CUD)
December 2, 2012
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