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Type A Units and Removable Base Cabinets

July 17th, 2012|Accessibility Tips|

As a part of accessible design within dwelling units, the use of removable base cabinets is not a new concept. By taking advantage of this concept, design professionals and builders can incorporate additional accessibility at important elements within the kitchen and bathroom. The removable base cabinet is mainly a function of Type A units where a forward approach may be necessary under certain elements including lavatories in bathrooms, kitchen sinks and work surfaces.

Microwaves and Double Wall Ovens

July 17th, 2012|Accessibility Tips|

When designing residential dwelling units in New York City, designers must remember that two sets of accessibility requirements are often applicable. The New York City 2008 Building Code and the Federal Fair Housing Act both provide design and construction requirements for the new construction of dwelling units. While two sets [...]

Places of Lodging New Requirements

March 6th, 2012|Accessibility Tips|

March 15, 2012 is not only the date the 2010 ADA Standards for new construction and alterations go into effect, it is also the date that new obligations on owners and operators of hotels, motels and other places of lodging such as timeshares and vacation communities concerning reservation policies and [...]

Not All Hospitals Are Created Equal

March 6th, 2012|Accessibility Tips|

With the compliance date for the new 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design taking effect on March 15, 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has taken strides to ensure that the accessibility needs of people with disabilities are met at medical care facilities. When using the 1991 ADA Standards (ADAAG), [...]