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 2000 image depicted an elderly woman seated at a home computer workstation, while her two grandchildren, a young girl and boy play on the computer with the girl seated on the grandmother's lap. The inclusion of the elderly woman, and the two children showed that by carefully planning a layout and storage design, this in-home office was arranged in order to conveniently accommodate a wide range of users. The work counter accommodated different types of seated users and age groups. Also, the children's presence showed this to be an example of how good design could facilitate intergenerational interaction.
CDC/ Richard Duncan, MRP, Sr. Proj. Mngr, North Carolina State University, The Center for Universal Design (CUD)
December 3, 2012
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