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Five women and two men smile as they pose for a group shot.  A yellow lab guide dog sprawls on the floor in front of the group.

Photo Album for Southeast Facilities & Visitor Services Workshop, September 2000

Gift Shop

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.

Several people face the information desk at center, including a man in a wheelchair and a woman with a guide dog.

Various team members got a firsthand experience of counter heights by sitting in one of the wheelchairs the museum makes available to visitors.

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