Asphalt Paving Contractor

Asphalt Paving Contractor

striping-4Serving Greater Los Angeles, Asphalt Paving Contractor is your ADA Compliant Asphalt Paving and Concrete work specialist contractor for all your needs for parkings and commercial property.

Learn more at: http://www.asphalt-paving-contractor.com

 

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 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.

ADA-Compliance.directory
ADA-Compliance.directory

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.

Biz Wiz Support is raising funds on Kickstarter to take ADA.directory 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, 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.

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 StorageDisabilityProducts.com  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

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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ADA Compliance

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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ADA News

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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ADA Compliance

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –

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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ADA Compliance

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

NOTICE UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

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ADA News

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.

Employment:

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
office
323-265-8631 fax
escatie@elac.edu

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.
ALC Construction ADA Ramp & Handrail
ADA Ramp by ALC Construction

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

ADA Compliance Specialist
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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?

Regardless of civic center vote, ADA problems need a fix

Arena ADA Compliance
Arena ADA Compliance

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…

L.A. Weighs Options for Fixing 4,400 Miles of Sidewalks

LA Sidewalk ADA
LA Sidewalk ADA

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…

‘Missing Link’ in San Fernando Valley L.A. River Trail Launches

Sanfernando Valley River Trail
Sanfernando Valley River Trail

‘Missing Link’ in San Fernando Valley L.A. River Trail Launches

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.

ADA compliance may uncover hidden costs

ADA Compliance Specialist
ALC Construction, llc | Construction Management

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.

Los Gatos: Museums get new name, and soon new home

ADA Compliance Specialist
ALC Construction, llc | Construction Management

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…

Bossier City pool house not in compliance with ADA

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ADA Compliance – ALC Construction

BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) – One of Bossier City’s three public pools is not in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Now, city leaders may have to dig deep into their pockets to reopen the pool in May.

According to Bossier City Attorney Jimmy Hall, even though the Shed Road pool house otherwise referred to as “Meadowview pool”, has a handicap lift for the pool, the spaces inside the pool house itself aren’t wide enough for wheelchairs.

The issue was brought to light when this summer, a grandpa couldn’t get around inside the pool house to help his grandchild. It’s a problem community member Jojo Sutis can understand, “I can totally see someone needing the handicap accessibility wanting that to be available,” she said.

“If we don’t come into compliance we are going to get a lawsuit about it. We have to have a compliant facility, so it is not an optional deal,” said Hall at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Read More…

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Small Business Owners Feel Victimized by “Love Affair With Lawsuits”

ADA-CaliforniaNearly 8 million lawsuits were filed against business owners last year, taking what some consider a hefty and unfair toll on the economy. Now, one group is demanding an end to “lawsuit abuse.” John Cádiz Klemack reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.

A slew of lawsuits filed against small business owners have led to settlements that some owners say make them feel more like the victims.

A study by the non-profit group California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CCALA) shows 7.7 million lawsuits filed statewide during fiscal year 2012-2013 against small business owners…..

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Compliance with the ADA is Beneficial and the Right Thing to Do

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ADA News

Recently, I had the opportunity to give a presentation to the Certified Access Specialist Institute in California (CASI) on Assistive Listening Systems and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As one of the co-founders of Listen Technologies, I am a passionate advocate for Assistive Listening Systems. My recent presentation to the specialists at CASI allowed me to share my thoughts on why awareness of the ADA is not only necessary but also how it can be beneficial. Read More