The following article begins by reviewing when play areas are required to comply with the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design and then discusses the scoping and technical requirements for play areas found in the 2010 ADA Standards. […]
Lately, we have received numerous questions about maintenance of accessible features under three conditions ordinary use of a space, during a renovation project, and if the 2010 ADA Accessibility Standards (2010 Standards) allows for a reduction in the number of accessible elements. The Americans with Disabilities Act Title III regulations [...]
In my consulting efforts a common fundamental assumption exists among design professionals. Designers forget that individuals with disabilities are not strictly limited to people using wheelchairs.
With more and more jurisdictions adopting the 2009 edition of the ICC ANSI A117.1 standard, we thought we would take a moment to point out some of the major differences between the 2003 edition of ICC ANSI A117.1 and the 2009 edition.
Lately, we have received numerous questions concerning the applicability of Section 504 for alterations of existing housing developments. The first step in applying section 504 is to look at the funding involved in the project. […]
As previously reported in our newsletter, requirements for accessible pools, wading pools, and spas went into effect on March 15, 2012. While this is still the date for compliance for the new construction and alterations of pools and spas, it is no longer the effective date for compliance in existing [...]