In 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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Los 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 www.ada-compliance.com , 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 www.ADA-compliance.directory , a website that gathers listings of professionals, services and goods related to disability in the U.S. www.ADA.directory 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 www.ADA-compliance.com , is creating the first National ADA Directory in the U.S. The demand for an ADA Directory has finally been responded to.
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With your support, ADA.directory can reach many in need across America. The goal of making ADA.directory 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 ADA.directory site combined with www.ada-compliance.com 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.
A 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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Rapid 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… News by ADA-compliance.directory
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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PLATTSBURGH — 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 News by ADA-compliance.directory
What are the ADA guidelines for the self storage industry?
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.
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
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.
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…
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
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…
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
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.
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?
Proponents of the expansion say that the cost to fix the ADA problems is $38 million. Whatever the cost, something has to be done.
Michael Brunick knows the difficulties of getting around the Barnett Arena first hand.
“The ADA seating is in a place where the view isn’t very good and the egress in case of a problem is scary,” Brunick said.
Brunick isn’t focused on why this is being addressed now. He’s just glad it is.
“For me its kind of a moral issue,” he said. “I know everyone wants to say ‘Oh, we really want to fix the ADA,’ but when it comes down to spend the penny for it they very rarely want to vote for it.”
The Justice Department identified many ADA deficiencies in the arena. Read More…
The city has faced a series of lawsuits filed under the Americans With Disabilities Act claiming, understandably, that the buckled sidewalks impede the movement of disabled people. The city is on the verge of reaching settlement in the major remaining case, one provision of which will be to implement a repair program to bring sidewalks into ADA compliance. Read More…
It didn’t look like much right then. The overcast sky combined with the interminable brown and gray of dirt path meeting concrete didn’t help much either, but in by spring 2016, this overlooked piece of land just north of Ventura Boulevard will be replaced with a $2-million Zev Yaroslavsky L.A. River Greenway Trail, a new half-mile trail dotted with more than 4,000 native trees and plants including Coast Live Oak, Toyons, California poppy flowers. It would connect a 2.5 mile section of the river trail from Whitsett Avenue almost to the CBS Studios and a 2-mile section from Coldwater Canyon upstream.
“It will create five miles of continuous pathways, the longest in San Fernando Valley,” said Esther Feldman, President of Community Conservation Solutions (CCS), the non-profit organization who led the development of the project, addressing a crowd of more than 140 people. CCS also helped piece together the public and private funding to realize the trail. Funding came from the California Natural Resource Agency, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, Caltrans, and Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky’s discretionary Proposition A Regional Park and Open Space fund. Apart from those, the city of Los Angeles and the Studio City Residents Associated has also committed money.
Facilities Cost Management Group (FCMG) representatives warned the Hamburg and Farragut school boards that work to make district buildings ADA compliant may uncover sizable costs in the form of electrical, mechanical, fire and safety code issues.
Annette Zeplin said, “To just address ADA issues is one thing, but understand once you start work you open yourself up to inspections that could expose other costly issues.”
In the Oct. 29 meeting the Zeplin and Tim Hoffman from FCMG gave the two boards preliminary estimated costs of making each of the buildings ADA compliant including:
– Hamburg middle school/high school building $940-$990,000.
– Hamburg elementary building (assuming pre-K-6th grade usage) $90-$110,000.
– Farragut vocational ag building $80-$100,000.
– Farragut elementary building (whole building) $790-$880,000.
(two lower levels for 2nd grade or older) $630-$710,000.
– Farragut high school building (not including Home Ec building) $80-$120,000.
There’s a name change in the works for the Museums of Los Gatos–it’s NUMU, and it stands for the New Museum Los Gatos that opens next year at the civic center. The art museum on Tait Avenue and the history museum at Forbes Mill will be combined into one facility, taking over the old library that has been mostly vacant since February 2011.
Earlier this month the town council appropriated nearly $1.4 million to upgrade the old library building with new heating, air conditioning, restrooms, lighting and an ADA-compliant elevator.
“This project has several themes,” parks and public works director Matt Morley said. “The most important of these may be the focus on accessibility–ensuring through the installation of a new elevator, a revamped stairwell and reconstructed restrooms that all patrons have access to the full space.” Read More…