Photo Album for Southeast Facilities & Visitor Services
Workshop, September 2000
The group pictured above surveyed the accessibility of the information desk at the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science.
The team examined countertop heights and checked whether stanchions and ropes were detectable by people who are blind or have low vision and use canes to navigate.
According to the ADA guidelines, cashier's counters that are more than 36 inches high should be lowered or modified by adding a lower auxiliary counter or folding shelf, making a space for handing items back and forth.
Various team members got a firsthand experience of counter heights by sitting in one of the wheelchairs the museum makes available to visitors.