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

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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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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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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

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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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?

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…

Curb Ramp

ALC Construction llc is in the process of installing a curb ramp. Curb ramp elevation of 26″. ALC install wall on top of footing, rebar for slab on grade. #4 @12″ OC aggregate base for the concrete slab at ramp.

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‘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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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.

ADA compliance is a continuing battle

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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.

What’s going on here?

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WHAT IS IT? Work at the corner of Third and Center streets in Hannibal was underway Tuesday morning in preparation for the installation of an ADA-compliant sidewalk ramp on the intersection’s southeast corner.
While most of the downtown improvement project’s work has been focused on North Main Street in recent months, on Tuesday morning a small part of the project was taking place on the southeast corner of the Third and Center street intersection.
According to Brian Chaplin, project manager for the city, a ramp compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act regulations was being installed at the location.
“We’re making it ADA (compliant) to match the other three intersections in this block,” he said.
ADA-compliant ramps were already in place at the Third and Center intersection’s other three corners.

Read more: http://www.hannibal.net/article/20131203/NEWS/131209706/1001/NEWS#ixzz2n2x5NL7v

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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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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