New legislation focuses on ADA compliance issues

New legislation focuses on ADA complianceissuesFolsom Telegraph

M1 Construction - ADA Specialist
M1 Construction – ADA Specialist

New legislation focuses on ADA compliance issues some relief to businesses at the federal level, while still accomplishing compliance with ADA regulations.

Glynn County hiring consultant to comply with disability requirements

Glynn County hiring consultant to comply with disability requirements

Florida Times-Union

ADA Consultant
ADA Consultant

The County Commission voted Thursday night to award a contract to LCM Architects, a firm specializing in ADA compliance issues, to conduct an examination of

M1 Construction, Inc. call box Relocation

M1 Construction, Inc.

Cane Detection
Cane Detection

ADA Compliance call box Relocation. M1 relocated the call box to comply with ADA.

Objects with leading edges more than 27 inches (685 mm) and not more than 80 inches (2030 mm) above the finish floor or ground shall protrude 4 inches (100 mm) maximum horizontally into the circulation path.

Also a clear floor or ground space at least 30 in by 48 in (760 mm by 1220 mm) that allows either a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair shall be provided at telephones

If the clear floor space only allows forward approach to an object, the maximum high forward reach allowed shall be 48 in (1220 mm) See Pictures

Call Box - ADA Compliance
Call Box – ADA Compliance
Phone - Call Box
Phone – Call Box

Lungren to move on ADA legislation

Lungren to move on ADA legislation

ADA Compliance
ADA Compliance

Elk Grove Citizen

Lungren, who represents Elk Grove, last November introduced H.R. 3356, which is known as the ACCESS Act (ADA Compliance for Customer Entry to Stores

ADA “oversight” will cost taxpayers $37M

ADA “oversight” will cost taxpayers $37M

ADA Compliance
ADA Compliance

WOKV

In Metropolitan Park, picnic tables only allow 26 inches of legroom — short of ADA compliance by one inch. City Hall, Veterans Memorial Arena and the Baseball

ADA violations to cost city millions

ADA violations to cost city millions

WJXT Jacksonville

ADA violations to cost city millions
ADA violations to cost city millions

“Everything originally starts (ADA compliant), and then through changes and specs and plans or construction issues come up,” said Beth Meyer, the city’s ADA

Man sues city of Mishawaka over disability access Global Alliance on

Man sues city of Mishawaka over disability access Global Alliance on

By aqureshi

ADA Compliance
ADA Compliance

Oberloh also alleges the city retaliated against him after he voiced his concerns, by installing new sidewalks in front of his residence, in the 800 block of North Main Street, that are “grossly too steep to comply with the ADA, have a side angle

Attack of the Mutant BORs: How Bureaucrats Change Something Good into Something Bad!

Attack of the Mutant BORs: How Bureaucrats Change Something Good into Something Bad!

The Americans with Disabilities Act is one of those emotional hot-button issues that is hard to criticize without being considered mean-spirited. It can also be used as a club. The Bureau of Reclamation is painfully familiar with the law since several years ago they built a wheelchair ramp up to the Lake Berryessa Visitor Center only to discover that the ramp was too steep and had to be jack-hammered out and the concrete re-poured.

Reclamation used ADA non-compliance against Pensus in their recent contract termination notice. Although Pensus had made most of their campsites ADA-compliant, Reclamation cited them for not having specific sites designated as ADA sites. Reclamation is raising the Catch-22 Double Bind Theory to a new art form!

Reclamation Assertion: In Section 6 of the Noncompliance Letter, USBR raises numerous concerns with Pensus’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. ¤¤ 12101, et seq., and the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines, 36 CFR Part 1191 (collectively, ADA). Among other things, USBR asserts that: (1) Pensus has provided no ADA compliant campsites; (2) the entrance stations, stores, parking at Chaparral Cove and Lupine Shores are non-compliant with the ADA; (3) restrooms at Chaparral Cove are non-compliant with the ADA; (4) courtesy docks at the launch ramps are not in compliance with the ADA; and (5) the 2012 IMP failed to provide accurate site plans for each facility showing the numbers, types, and locations of ADA compliant facilities.

Pensus Response: The Non-Compliance Letter represents the first time USBR has raised any concerns with PensusÕs compliance with the ADA and its implementing regulations. Reclamation presented no factual support for the allegation.  Pensus has provided factual information to Reclamation that camping sites are ADA compliant.

Reclamation lied to Pensus when it said it had received multiple complaints from the public regarding the ADA facilities. When Pensus asked for these complaints Reclamation admitted it did not receive any.

 

Our facilities are ADA compliant. All BBQs rings are 18 inches above ground as required by ADA – spec drawings were provided to Reclamation showing this before installation.  Pensus does not pre-establish ADA sites and force disabled individuals to rent those sites.

 

We allow disabled individuals to select their site of choice and then set up the site with ADA requirements such as table extensions and ADA rated porta-potties. Plywood table overlay extensions were available on request during 2011.

 

For season 2012 sleeved extensions will be available.v By providing table extensions and moving ADA compliant restrooms Pensus has provide disabled individuals with free choice of site selection rather than forcing them to specific locations.

 

In order to save disabled people from having to unload and open their wheelchairs, get out of their vehicle and into their wheelchairs, wheel themselves to the stores to buy whatever they need, then have to return to their vehicle, load their merchandise into their cars, get into their cars and reload their wheelchairs into their vehicles, Pensus staff greet all disabled guests in their vehicles.

 

Pensus staff asks all disabled guests to inform Pensus staff of any stocked items they may need and Pensus staff will ÔimmediatelyÕ bring requested merchandise to their vehicles. Additionally  Pensus staff provide their cell phone numbers to disables guests so they may contact staff, at any time during open hours, to place an order for any stocked items needed for delivery to their campsite. This significantly exceeds any ADA legal requirement for service or accessibility requirements.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Requirements

ADA-compliance.com

General. All areas of newly designed or newly constructed buildings and facilities required to be accessible….

M1 Construction, Inc. ADA Specialist consultant can guide you through finding out if your facility is compliant or not.

ADA Compliance
ADA Compliance

ADA compliance guidelines

ADA compliance guidelines

ADA Compliance Book
ADA Compliance Book

ADA Compliance book on google book:

A book by Dorothy L. Grant

ACR Group, 1993 – Social Science – 374 pages

California Access Code : Americans With Disabilities Act Title III, California Access Code 24

Sidewalks on Catonsville road to be ADA compliant within month

Sidewalks on Catonsville road to be ADA compliant within month

By Brian Conlin, bconlin@patuxent.com

ADA Compliance
ADA Compliance

Work on a stretch of sidewalk on South Rolling Road that began in early May is to make it compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to a spokesman for the Maryland State Highway Administration….

ADA II Grievance Procedure

ADA II Grievance Procedure

When any person or authorized representative believes that the City of Los Angeles has violated Title II of the ADA by denying access to its programs and services based on a disability a formal grievance may be filed with the ADA Compliance Officer. This individual supervises the Disability Access and Services, located within the City’s Department on Disability.

DOD ADA II Grievance Procedure
DOD ADA II Grievance Procedure

STATE: ADA intimidation

STATE: ADA intimidation

ADA Compliance
ADA Compliance

Press-Enterprise

The Legislature should back reforms that would improve compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, while curbing abusive lawsuits. The focus should be on ensuring that the disabled have access to stores, restaurants and other businesses,

Bill to protect businesses from ADA ‘nuisance’ lawsuits passed by California …

Bill to protect businesses from ADA ‘nuisance’ lawsuits passed by California abc7.com

A push is under way by state lawmakers to end ‘nuisance’ lawsuits involving the Americans with Disabilities Act. (KABC Photo) LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The California state Senate has approved a bill aimed at protecting small businesses from costly 

ADA Compliance Lawsuits
ADA Compliance Lawsuits

 

City of Atlanta needs to figure out a way to fix its sidewalks and curb …

City of Atlanta needs to figure out a way to fix its sidewalks and curb

By Maria Saporta

City of Atlanta
City of Atlanta

Of the 18884 intersection nodes that are supposed to have ADA ramps at the curb cuts, only 3080 of them are currently in compliance. There are 8705 curb cuts that are not ADA compliant, and there are another 7099 that have no ramps at all.

ADA Specialist

ADA Specialist

M1 Construction, Inc. ADA Contractor

M1 Construction, Inc. ADA Specialist

M1 Construction, Inc. is a respected ADA Compliance specialist in Southern California.  M1 Construction, Inc. is the ADA Compliance Specialist for Westfield Malls throughout Southern California amongst many other commercial clients.

M1 Construction, Inc. has assisted  landlords and commercial real-estate owners with corrections thereby preventing ADA lawsuits regarding all non Compliance ADA problems.

As a Licensed General contractor they can resolve all ADA Compliance issues for new or existing buildings including interiors and exteriors. From curb ramp, path of travel, asphalt, restro0ms, concrete work to signage, M1 does it all. M1 Construction, Inc. provides a detailed report with a stamp of approval by ADA Compliance certified professionals.

M1 Construction, Inc. is servicing  Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Southern California.

ADA compliance and defense lawyer alert: ADA … – Hospitality Net

ADA compliance and defense lawyer alert: ADA – Hospitality Net

Global Hospitality Group
Global Hospitality Group

ADA compliance and defense lawyer alert: ADA pool lift deadline extended to Hotel Lawyers in Los Angeles at JMBM’s Meet the Money® 2012 | By Jim Butler

ADA Contractors

ADA Contractors

M1 Construction, Inc. ADA Contractor
M1 Construction, Inc. ADA Contractor

M1 Construction, Inc. is a respected ADA Compliance specialist.  M1 Construction, Inc. is the ADA Compliance Contractor for Westfield Malls throughout Southern California amongst many other commercial clients.

As a Licensed General contractor they can resolve all ADA Compliance issues for new or existing buildings including interiors and exteriors. From curb ramp, path of travel, asphalt, restro0ms, concrete work to signage, M1 does it all. M1 Construction, Inc. provides a detailed report with a stamp of approval by ADA Compliance certified professionals.

M1 Construction, Inc. has assisted  landlords and commercial real-estate owners with corrections thereby preventing ADA lawsuits regarding all non Compliance ADA problems.

M1 Construction, Inc. is located in Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, California.

AG: Century 21, JCPenney, and Petland To Improve Access For …

AG: Century 21, JCPenney, and Petland To Improve Access For

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

By Joseph Spector

The agreement requires the companies to retain an independent ADA compliance consultant; survey each store; train employees and make their stores compliant with state and federal laws. The stores agreed to pay the $120000 to the state.

Access vs. More Lawsuits – Is There a Balance?

Access vs. More Lawsuits – Is There a Balance?

Tom Scott
Tom Scott

Fox and Hounds Daily (blog)

CALA is supportive of the intent of this legislation and applauds this bipartisan effort to simultaneously fight abusive ADA lawsuits and increase compliance with the ADA. As it is currently written, SB 1186 will forbid demand letters in ADA lawsuits