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We appreciate your interests in Universal Design, a global movement of inclusive design practice initiated at NC State University College of Design. The Center for Universal Design is currently not active due to funding challenges. We are working to revive the Center, hopefully in the near future. We are unable at this time to provide assistance to your design inquiries.

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An Installation Guide

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... 'roll-in' generally suggests that such a shower is beneficial only to people who use wheelchairs. In fact, curbless showers offer benefits to many people who do not use wheelchairs, and are usable by almost everyone.

This booklet can help architects, builders, remodelers, installers and carpenters better understand the critical design and construction issues involved when installing curbless or "roll-in" showers.

Traditionally, many dwellings have had a combination tub/shower bathing unit that gives the user the option of standing to shower or sitting in the bathtub. However, climbing in and out of a bathtub can be difficult and even dangerous for people whose balance, strength, or mobility may be limited. Some people who use a wheelchair find bathtubs and showers unusable. This booklet introduces the curbless shower and shows how the size and other details can be incorporated to successfully control water. It is intended that the information provided in this booklet will increase the quantity and quality of curbless showers available so more people may bathe safely and independently.

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