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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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

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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.

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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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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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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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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!

About This Event

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.

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

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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…

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

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.

Federal ADA and Disability Resources

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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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What’s going on here?

ADA Compliance Specialist
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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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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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ALC Construction, llc | Construction Management

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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