ADA guidelines

Getting on the level

posted on April 9, 2012 - 12:04pm
Whether facing a 2-inch-high curb or a 3-foot-tall porch, the results for a person in a wheelchair can be exactly the same: no passage. The way around both these barriers is, of course, a wheelchair ramp, though they will be decidedly different. The first might be a portable, foldable aluminum device, while the second might be a large, permanent structure made of concrete or galvanized steel....
posted on July 1, 2006 - 4:35pm
QUEST Vol. 13, No. 4
DBTAC (“Dib-Tack”) is the acronym for a Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center, which provides free, local resources on all aspects of the ADA. These centers also are known as ADA and Accessible IT Centers. But now the DBTAC mission of helping communities to implement the ADA is under review, and may be modified to focus more on research gathering and implementation, especially...
posted on July 1, 2006 - 4:20pm
QUEST Vol. 13, No. 4
It’s been 16 years since the signing in July 1990 of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the law created to make the public, private and employment sectors of American society accessible to people with disabilities. Sixteen years — versus long human centuries of barriers and prejudices against people with disabilities. Needless to say, the gap between ADA ideals and reality is still pretty...

After 15 years, time for a course correction

posted on July 1, 2005 - 1:37pm
QUEST Vol. 12, No. 4
The Americans with Disabilities Act, designed to eliminate discrimination against people with disabilities, celebrates its 15th birthday this July with a track record as contradictory as a teenager’s mood.