ADA Compliance slope correction


ALC Construction has remove and replace concrete in order to correct ADA Compliance slope to 2% cross slope and under 5% slope in the direction of travel
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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

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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.

Campaign for Disability Employment

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Recruiting Workers with Disabilities Nationwide!

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Qualified job candidates with disabilities now have a direct connection to the employers that are actively recruiting them. The Think Beyond the Label Online Career Fairs create a unique forum and experience for you to engage real time with employers who are ready to hire! People with disabilities and the businesses that employ them are leading, innovating and evolving the workforce. Get registered to participate today!

Who Should Attend?

  • Job seekers with disabilities who want to meet employers nationwide who are actively recruiting them.
  • Job seekers with disabilities of all skills levels across the United States.

About Think Beyond the Label

Think Beyond the Label is a public-private partnership that delivers information, outreach and resources to businesses, job seekers and the public workforce system to ensure greater recruiting and hiring opportunities for job candidates with disabilities. Our purpose is to better inform, connect and communicate with all stakeholders in the disability and employment system so that we can be a catalyst for a more inclusive workforce. Think Beyond the Label is powered by Health & Disability Advocates (HDA), a nonprofit that has been a driving force behind building smarter systems of access to health, disability employment and income supports for twenty years.

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

ADA News
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

ADA compliance is a continuing battle

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ADA compliance

By Katie Ralbusky, Contributing Writer

Disability awareness month may be over, but that does not mean we cannot give the issue our attention.

West Liberty University currently holds to the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

C.J. Farnsworth, WLU’S ADA Coordinator, said, “ADA standards are lengthy, complex and specific to thousands of different scenarios.”

This involves accommodating student needs physically and mentally. Some examples include elevators and ramps around campus as well as the Office of Tutoring and Accessibility Services.

Federal ADA and Disability Resources

ADA Compliance
ADA Compliance

AGENCIES WITH ADA RESPONSIBILITIES

Employment: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Transportation: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration
Telephone Relay Service: Federal Communications Commission
ADA Guidelines: U. S. Access Board
Education: U.S. Department of Education
Health Care: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Labor: U.S. Department of Labor
Housing: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Parks and Recreation: U.S. Department of the Interior
Agriculture: U.S. Department of Agriculture

OTHER FEDERAL ADA AND DISABILITY RESOURCES

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): Office of Disability Integration & Coordination
Federal Website on Disability Information and Services: Disability.gov
White House Disability Issues: whitehouse.gov/issues/disabilities
Official Federal Web Portal with Access to Information and Services: usa.gov

Employment

Job Accommodation Network: askjan.org
Federal Employment of People with Disabilities: opm.gov/disability
Local and Regional Information and Technical Assistance on the ADA
ADA National Network: adata.org

Business

Small Business Administration: sba.gov
Small Business Administration (Disabilities): sba.gov/content/people-with-disabilities

OTHER ADA RESOURCES

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Logansport sets out to improve access to citizens with disabilities

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Complying with federal accessibility regulations will cost the City of Logansport more than $8 million, according to a recently issued report.

A consulting firm hired this summer by the city researched the cost of aligning with federal regulations and making Logansport public facilities more accommodating for people with disabilities.

Like communities all over the country, the city is taking steps to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1990. The civil rights law prohibits discrimination based on disability, part of which concerns ensuring counties, cities and towns provide ways to make public facilities accessible to those in wheelchairs and who have other disabilities.

– See more at: http://www.pharostribune.com/local/x1636706435/Report-ADA-compliance-means-8-million-in-updates#sthash.b44qhC6B.dpuf

News 10 ADA lawsuits investigated

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ADA lawsuits investigated

News10 looks into how some attorneys who specialize in Americans with Disbilities Act compliance violations do business.

ADA lawsuits investigated News10 looks into how some attorneys who … in Americans with Disbilities Act compliance violations do business. violations ada lawsuits disability investigation local News evening KXTV

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South Salem White Church Looks To Open Doors For Community

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ADA renovations

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. — The South Salem Presbyterian Church is working on installing automatic doors to the main entrance of the church and the sanctuary.
The congregation was founded in South Salem in 1752 and since construction in 1826, the “White Church on the Hill” has been the focal point of the hamlet and the greater community of Lower Salem (Lewisboro).

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Delphi City Council/ADA Compliance Transition Plan

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Where’s the story?
The Delphi City Council will meet Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. on the second floor of the Delphi City Building. It is expected council members will be asked to approve a 233-page Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) transition plan.
Those interested in the ADA Transition Plan should attend the meeting or contact a City Council member.

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Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits investigated

Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits investigated
Lawsuits investigated

SACRAMENTO – At Fine Line Trim & Upholstery in Rancho Cordova, owner Victor Valdivia is paying a price.

“Every month it’s $2,000,” Valdivia said.

Those monthly payments go to Valdivia’s attorney as he fights a lawsuit brought by a Carmichael man for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA.

The lawsuit was brought by 51-year-old Scott Johnson.

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Streamwood man’s letters to businesses target ADA compliance

Streamwood man's letters to businesses target ADA compliance
Streamwood man’s letters to businesses target ADA compliance

Melissa Jaros didn’t know what to think when she received an unexpected letter in the mail on Aug. 29.
A man she didn’t know was threatening to sue her if she didn’t send him $5,000 and make changes to the parking lot of her Streamwood business, Grooming Unleashed.
Streamwood lawyer threatens lawsuits over lack of handicapped spaces
The letter, written by disabled Streamwood resident Andrew Straw, stated Jaros’ business is in violation of the American with Disabilities Act and because of that, he was seeking damages and a quick fix that included curb cuts and better signage for handicapped parking.

Confused and a bit offended, Jaros threw out the letter.

Grooming Unleashed is one of more than a dozen businesses Straw sent the correspondence to a few weeks ago. His demand letters have created a stir among members of the village’s business community, many of whom are suspicious of his intentions. The executive director of the Streamwood Chamber of Commerce even called police after getting the letter, worried it was a scam.

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ALC Construction, llc. is not only an ADA Compliance Specialist Contractor but also a construction management company. ALC Construction, llc. manages construction projects. ALC Construction, llc. does overall planning, coordination and takes control of a project from beginning to completion. CPM or CM is aimed at meeting a client’s requirements to accomplish a functional and financially sound project. ALC Construction, llc. provides services for all types of commercial, civil, industrial and environmental construction. Once assigned to a construction project that has been completely designed by an architect or engineer, or is still in progress, ALC Construction, llc. wins bids by best value and qualification based selection. This company has the ability to handle public and employee safety.  This company also specializes in  time, cost and quality management, with an emphasis on decision making, engineering and human resources to accomplish the job for a selected project. ALC is focused on project objectives and plans including characterizing the scope, budget, schedule, and performance requirements.  They also have project participants, sub-contractors and suppliers immediately available. ALC maximizes resource efficiency with procedures of labor, materials and equipment. They implement various operations through proper management and control of planning, design, estimating, contracting and construction.  All of these are meet regulations and specifications for the entire process by developing efficient communications and mechanisms to resolve conflicts and issues.

City surveying sidewalks for ADA compliance

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There’s a perfectly healthy gentleman zipping around central Manteca in a powered wheelchair who doesn’t need it.
But he’s not abusing the system, far from it. He’s working to improve the mobility of the handicapped in Manteca.
He’s a consultant the city has hired to check every driveway, handicapped ramp, and change in elevations on municipal sidewalks in Central Manteca. Read more…

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The ADA and City Governments: Common Problems

Astreet cornerccess to civic life by people with disabilities is a fundamental goal of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). To ensure that this goal is met, Title II of the ADA requires State and local governments to make their programs and services accessible to persons with disabilities. This requirement extends not only to physical access at government facilities, programs, and events — but also to policy changes that governmental entities must make to ensure that all people with disabilities can take part in, and benefit from, the programs and services of State and local governments. In addition, governmental entities must ensure effective communication — including the provision of necessary auxiliary aids and services — so that individuals with disabilities can participate in civic life.

Curb ramps providing access to streets and sidewalks are a basic city service.

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One important way to ensure that Title II’s requirements are being met in cities of all sizes is through self-evaluation, which is required by the ADA regulations. Self-evaluation enables local governments to pinpoint the facilities, programs and services that must be modified or relocated to ensure that local governments are complying with the ADA.

This document contains a sampling of common problems shared by city governments of all sizes that have been identified through the Department of Justice’s ongoing enforcement efforts. The document provides examples of common deficiencies and explains how these problems affect persons with disabilities. The document is not intended to be comprehensive or exhaustive.   Read more…

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