- Equitable use: the wheelchair bound person may make it through OK, but the person in a walker or crutches may not fair well.
- Tolerance for error: The design makes it very susceptible to "hazards and the adverse consequences of accidental or unintended actions."
- Low physical effort: the person who volunteers to push a wheelchair up or down this ramp has to exert much energy. Ironically, the day I took the pictures, I overheard a volunteer say "I don't know how your brother does it. I am beat!"
- Size and space for approach and use: the size of the hallway and doorways are appropriate for the one wheelchair bound parishioner. Larger and taller individuals will have trouble.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
UD and The Basement Ramp
On quick glance (and use) there are a few of the UD principles that are not exemplified with this ramp: