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Blind Judo Foundation
Blind Judo Foundation

Judo: empowering and enhancing the lives of the blind and visually impaired The Blind Judo Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization introducing and training blind and visually impaired individuals in the sport of Judo. A select few elite athletes become candidates for the US Paralympic Judo Team representing the USA on the world stage. The benefits of Judo go beyond the color of the belt to include empowering and enhancing the lives of all who step onto the Judo mat. The tenets of Judo includes confidence, character development, commitments, humility, respect and responsibility. – See more at: ADA Compliance Directory

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‘Drive-By’ ADA compliance lawsuits target Midland business owners Targeted

ADA Compliance DirectoryIn the last several months, dozens of Midland businesses have been sued for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Let me start by stating that the Midland Chamber is not advocating that businesses should be exempt from compliance. We are, however, concerned about the nature of these lawsuits.  Read more…
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American with Disability Act Directory – Business Listing

logo-aLos Angeles based company Biz Wiz Support is launching a website to promote businesses related to the American Disability Act. Following the success of Biz Wiz’s ADA Compliance website , an ADA Code title III & IV and small business resource, and visitor requests for ADA Compliant companies in their areas, the need for an ADA Compliance Directory became apparent.

Biz Wiz Support is announcing the launch of , a website that gathers listings of professionals, services and goods related to disability in the U.S. will be a comprehensive solution for American companies involved in multiple ADA issues.

After thorough market analysis, Franck Vialy, Founder and Owner of Biz Wiz Support and , is creating the first National ADA Directory in the U.S. The demand for an ADA Directory has finally been responded to.

Biz Wiz Support is raising funds on Kickstarter to take website nationwide and provide a valuable, easy to use directory. Let Biz Wiz Support market your company for you. Any Company can pre-order a subscription on Kickstarter and help make this project a success.

With your support, can reach many in need across America. The goal of making a paid subscription is to have the means to maintain the site, online marketing and build a reliable, helpful, easy to navigate online complete resource offering complete solutions to ADA demands. Together we can facilitate to make America more accessible. This site combined with will help Americans with disability in find companies that will help fix their problem.

This directory will be available on all platforms whether you’re the in office, the home, or on the road with a smart phone.

New federal requirement for ADA study could become costly for city

ADA Compliance travelA new federal requirement to study a municipality’s streets for compliance of the American Disabilities Act could be costly for cities such as Decatur.

The Federal Highway Administration and Alabama Department of Transportation are requiring local Metropolitan Planning Organizations to analyze the streets and intersections in their areas. Read more…
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Civic center task force still working out kinks

ADA-ComplianceRapid City Mayor Steve Allender’s Civic Center Resolution Task Force got off to a wobbly start on Monday.

Members of the group tasked with tackling some of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center’s biggest problems were confused about the group’s focus and were struggling to get a handle on the costs of improvements. Read more…
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City plans path to ADA compliance

Path to ADA compliance
Path to ADA compliance

CHAMPAIGN — City leaders are taking steps to make the city more handicap-friendly. Tuesday night, the city council will learn more about a new ADA transition plan to bring its public spaces up-to-code.

They’ve been a long time coming. You see the signs. You go through the doors. But one crack in the sidewalk is a crack in the code. Read more…
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Pyramid settles mall accessibility suit

logo-aPLATTSBURGH — Pyramid Management Group has reached an agreement with the State Attorney General’s Office to address accessibility issues at its 12 mall properties in New York.

The settlement resulted from an investigation by the Attorney General’s Office after a complaint was filed by the North Country Center for Independence in 2013. Read more
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ADA Storage Disbility Products

What are the ADA guidelines for the self storage industry?

ADA Storage Disability Products
ADA Storage Disability Products

Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits  from discriminating against individuals with disabilities, if you have any storage facility, check this web site for their Storage Disability kits. This is good for any storage facility.

To view the storage facilities kits, go to  for today’s self storage owner  ADA’s scoping requirements. They provide a kit that is easy to install in your facility . New by ALC Construction

ALC Construction ADA Access Ramp

ADA Compliance travelALC Construction ADA Compliance Access Ramp.

ALC Construction ADA ramp has 4 landings, one at the bottom, one at the top and 2 intermediate. All landing have 5′ clearance for change of direction and a slope less the 2% in every directions. The slope in between landing is under 8.3% in the direction of travel with a cross slope of les than 2%. A continues handrail was install with P on top and bottom of 12″ min.ALC Construction

How great minds think: Creativity in Life

It’s about Life

What is Creativida?

Creativida is to pass the wisdom about life to the next generation. It focuses on building a network of creative people in different fields, which extends from business, art, sports and education.” We have got a variety of tools to live freely. You no longer have work in an office. You can travel to wherever you want. You can communicate with whomever you like. Schools and media will only tell you what they want you to know, but they will never tell you how to create your own life. I interview great minds around the world, so that I can share the great lessons about life with you. 

Masaaki Hasegawa, founder of Creativida
Masaaki Hasegawa, founder of Creativida

This is Masaaki Hasegawa, founder of Creativida. he an entrepreneur, author, fighter, traveler, and philosopher. To facilitate people to expand their creative minds, he has founded Third Vision. For more people to unleash their creativity, H wrote 2 books. The first is ”Yes Progressive”, a book that allows you to learn about methodologies, and secondly “Creativity is Dead-Rebirth of Creativity-”(Mar 2015) is to make a paradigm shift in the perception of creativity. To lead people to be aware of the importance of creativity, he make public speeches to persuade them. he spoke at the FITC, which is one of the greatest creative conferences. In addition, he had participated at the White Bull, which is the most prestigious startup conference in Europe. Also, he gave a presentations at IE Business School. Read more…


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The independent traveller using a wheelchair, or the tourist with limited sight, is facing challenges. He wants to travel the world, visit the highlights, book a flight with an airline and find great deals online for his favorite hotel. Without being dependent or being stopped by stairways, small bathrooms or other discomfort. But wait, where can you find information about accessible tourism that is reliable?The huge rainforest of websites offering information on accessible travel is just too large to visit. We offer a place where you find your favorite accessible hotel. One big lobby to lounge and many many rooms to chose. news brought by  by ALC Construction Read More How it works.

Workshop offers businesses ADA compliance advice

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During a workshop on Tuesday, roughly 20 people learned how businesses can avoid lawsuits that claim they violated accessibility laws for people with disabilities.

Hosted by the Valley Economic Alliance and California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, the workshop was part of a roughly yearlong effort to get businesses and restaurants compliant with accessibility laws as Glendale and surrounding cities gear up to host athletes participating in the Special Olympics World Summer Games, said Michael Hadley of the Valley Economic Alliance.Read more…

Town Creek dog park now open

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Canines looking to fetch tennis balls, run through the grass at top speeds and wrestle with other four-legged friends, all free from the confines of a leash, can now do so at a second public park in Auburn.

A new dog park at Auburn’s Town Creek Park off South Gay Street opened on April 21, and all dogs and their owners are invited to enjoy the outdoors in a dog-friendly environment.

The park is located to the right of the restrooms inside the existing green space at Town Creek along the tree line. At 200 feet by 50 feet, it is slightly smaller than the dog park at Kiesel Park off Chadwick Lane, the only other designated dog park in the city. News by ALC Construction

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Abuse of ADA a plague on California small businesses

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Robert McCarthy is a serial litigant. And the Americans With Disabilities Act is the weapon he uses to shake down his victims.

Since 2001, McCarthy has filed more than 250 lawsuits against small businesses throughout the Golden State, alleging various violations under the federal law (which, in turn, constitute violations of California’s Civil Code).

Every infraction can cost $4,000. And with McCarthy alleging multiple infractions in most of his ADA suits, his victims have considerable motivation to pay him a reduced settlement to go away.

Here’s what particularly galls about McCarthy, who shamelessly exploits the fact that he is wheelchair-bound: He’s not a California resident. He resides in an Arizona assisted-living facility.

It’s because he finds California such a target-rich environment for ADA litigation that he makes a yearly trip to our fair state to seek out fresh prey. Read more…

Woman Questioning PREMIER Center ADA Compliance

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A Sioux Falls woman has filed a complaint with the Department of Justice, claiming the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center is not ADA compliant.

This comes after an incident at the Bob Seger concert on Mar. 17 where an elevator broke down for a short period of time.

Seger may have brought down the house, but once the music stopped, some people were having trouble getting out of the house.

“I found a group of people just waiting and waiting,” said Joy Tuscherer.

Tuscherer walks with a cane and says she also has a brain disease. She was among the group that lined up at one of the elevators after the show.

“I went over to a woman who was using a motorized wheelchair and I said ‘what is going on with the elevator’,” said Tuscherer. Read more

Commissioners approve ADA-related items

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CORPUS CHRISTI – By the end of April, Nueces County may be the first county in the state of Texas to have all its voter registration materials available in Braille, large print, audio and HTML formats. These alternate means to communicate is part of changing policies the county is recommending to get in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read More


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In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), Los Angeles Community College District and East Los Angeles College will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.


Los Angeles Community College District and East Los Angeles College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Effective Communication:

Los Angeles Community College District and East Los Angeles College will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in College programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures:

Los Angeles Community College District and East Los Angeles College will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all College programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in College facilities, even where pets are generally prohibited.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a College program, service, or activity, should contact the office of East Los Angeles College, ADA Coordinator as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event

The ADA does not require the College to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

The College will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs

Concerns that a College program, service, or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to:

Evelyn Escatiola
ADA Coordinator
East Los Angeles College
323-265-8631 fax

City launches ADA compliance campaign

The city of McMinnville is proposing to enforce a 48-inch wide right of way along downtown sidewalks
The city of McMinnville is proposing to enforce a 48-inch wide right of way along downtown sidewalks

After receiving complaints about tables, chairs, sandwich boards and planters encroaching into the sidewalk right of way in downtown, the city is reminding downtown business owners that a swath 48 inches wide must be maintained under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The McMinnville Downtown Association will be hosting a meeting at 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 17, at the Golden Valley Brewery &  Restaurant, to field merchant questions.

The ADA requires cities to maintain 48 inches of clearance so people can navigate sidewalks in wheelchairs.Read more…

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ADA Ramp & Handrail

ADA Ramp & Handrail

405.2 Maximum Ramp Slope and Rise for Existing Sites, Buildings, and Facilities

Slope1 Maximum Rise
Steeper than 1:10 but not steeper than 1:8 3 inches (75 mm)
Steeper than 1:12 but not steeper than 1:10 6 inches (150 mm)
1. A slope steeper than 1:8 is prohibited.
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Advisory 405.2 Slope. To accommodate the widest range of users, provide ramps with the least possible running slope and, wherever possible, accompany ramps with stairs for use by those individuals for whom distance presents a greater barrier than steps, e.g., people with heart disease or limited stamina.

405.3 Cross Slope. Cross slope of ramp runs shall not be steeper than 1:48.

Advisory 405.3 Cross Slope. Cross slope is the slope of the surface perpendicular to the direction of travel. Cross slope is measured the same way as slope is measured (i.e., the rise over the run).

405.4 Floor or Ground Surfaces. Floor or ground surfaces of ramp runs shall comply with 302. Changes in level other than the running slope and cross slope are not permitted on ramp runs.

405.5 Clear Width. The clear width of a ramp run and, where handrails are provided, the clear width between handrails shall be 36 inches (915 mm) minimum.

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The Department on Disability: Helping You Achieve ADA Compliance

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Van Nuys Neighborhood Council

The Van Nuys Neighborhood Council meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm. The General Meeting is held at 6262 Van Nuys Blvd.

Did you know there’s a city department dedicated to ensuring compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and improving quality of life for persons with disabilities? Are you taking advantage of the resources and services the Department offers to provide accessibility to all of your Neighborhood Council meetings?