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comment Why are normal water coolers so low?
Well, coolers have been that height for longer than the ADA has existed, so it's not just ADA. As a shorter person who has sometimes replaced the 5-gallon jugs on these things, I would certainly balk at having to lift it a foot or so higher.
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comment Why do people mount TVs so high on the wall in their homes?
You make many good points. Is it just that flat-panels now allow us to put TVs "where we've always wanted them, but you can't wall-mount a CRT"? Older TVs often sat on stands/cabinets, putting them out of bumping-into range and not precluding under-TV storage. Did we lean back on our couches less then while cursing our inability to put the TV higher?
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comment Why do public restrooms place the paper holders so low?
I just tried an experiment (because hey, I'm wearing jeans and a t-shirt today, and I was alone, and for science!), and from inside one stall, in order to reach the paper in the next one over, I had to lie on the floor and reach through and up.
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comment Why do public restrooms place the paper holders so low?
Interesting -- I never thought about interactions with grab-bars.
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revised Why do public restrooms place the paper holders so low?
that's bizarre; photo wasn't rotated when I uploaded, but that's how it came out. Replacing.
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revised Why do public restrooms place the paper holders so low?
added picture (sorry for bad handwriting; the mouse is not a good pen :-) )
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comment Why do public restrooms place the paper holders so low?
Oh, good point. In this case the holder holds two normal-sized rolls (one above the other), so it's still pretty low. But you're right that others are much bigger. (Photo pending.)
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comment Why do public restrooms place the paper holders so low?
At the risk of TMI, this question was prompted by a work restroom where leaning forward triggers the auto-flush. Whoops, so much for our efforts toward being green!
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asked Why do public restrooms place the paper holders so low?
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reviewed No Action Needed Can the design be different for the website and the mobile app version?
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answered When should you start working on help documentation on a large project?
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comment Why is the user experience of licence agreements always so terrible?
Think about how bad that "interminable" scrolling would be with a bigger font. Given that (a) they tend to be wordy (lawyers, as DA01 said) so (b) people don't read them, designers see them as a necessary hurdle, not something that's worth making nice.