(a) Design and construction. (1) Each facility or part of a facility constructed by, on behalf of, or for the use of a public entity shall be designed and constructed in such manner that the facility or part of the facility is readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities, if the construction was commenced after January 26, 1992. (2) Exception for structural impracticability. (i) Full compliance with the requirements of this section is not required where a public entity can demonstrate that it is structurally impracticable to meet the requirements. Full compliance will be considered structurally impracticable only in those rare circumstances when the unique characteristics of terrain prevent the incorporation of accessibility features. (ii) If full compliance with this section would be structurally impracticable, compliance with this section is required to the extent that it is not structurally impracticable. In that case, any portion of the facility that can be made accessible shall be made accessible to the extent that it is not structurally impracticable. (iii) If providing accessibility in conformance with this section to individuals with certain disabilities (e.g., those who use wheelchairs) would be structurally impracticable, accessibility shall nonetheless be ensured to persons with other types of disabilities, (e.g., those who use crutches or who have sight, hearing, or mental impairments) in accordance with this section.
Designing for The 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design in Multiple Building Types
Author: Marcela A. Rhoads
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A guide to real-world applications of The 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design Applying the ADA helps architects and developers understand better how the rules for eliminating barriers in the built environment apply to everyday life and how to best implement them in the design and construction of a broad variety of buildings and facilities. By showing how The 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design have been applied in various contexts and building types, this extensively illustrated guide helps readers quickly understand the requirements of the standards and how to apply them to both new construction and renovation. Written by an architect who consults regularly on accessibility issues for design professionals, building owners, and facility managers, this user-friendly guide features 100 photos and 150 drawings that take the guesswork out of applying the standards to real-world projects. Building types covered include: Healthcare and senior living facilities and hospitals College and university facilities Elementary and high schools Hotels and other transient lodging facilities Amusement parks and play areas Historic preservation and remodels Retail and office spaces Applying the ADA is an indispensable resource for architects, interior designers, owners, developers, and facility managers. It is also important reading for students of architecture and interior design.
Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA)
Author: Marcela A. Rhoads
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The ultimate reference to the latest ADA and ABA AccessibilityGuidelines for Buildings and Facilities Architects, interior designers, engineers, facility managers,and related building professionals will find this to be a handyguide to the latest Americans with Disabilities ActAccessibility Guidelines (ADAAG), as published by the U.S.Access Board in the Federal Registry in 2004 and subsequentlyupdated. As this book went to press in 2010, the U.S. JusticeDepartment was expected to soon adopt the latest ADAAG, as coveredin this book. These guidelines have been revamped to offer more cohesivearchitectural guidance that improves the accessible design ofbuildings for individuals with special needs. Learn what theessentials of these revised guidelines are with this handyreference—what has changed, what hasn't, how to apply theguidelines, and what effect they will have on both the public andprivate sectors—with: An easy-to-use format that follows the same organization as theactual revised ADAAG, with the revised numbering system, updatedscoping, and technical provisions A chapter focused on the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA), whichis specific to those dealing with federal buildings and facilitiesfunded by the federal government Special commentaries on crucial or hard-to-understand examples,with photographs that illustrate practical applications of theguidelines, written by an architect who is an accessibility expertthat consults regularly with design professionals, building owners,and facility managers The ADA Companion Guide combines the complete ADAAG andABA guidelines with explanations, commentary, and illustrations,offering easy-to-follow guidance on how to eliminate unnecessaryarchitectural barriers for persons with disabilities.
A Guide to the Americans With Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines
Author: Evan Terry Associates
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
A guide developed by the U.S. Architectural & Transportation Barriers Compliance Board to assist in the use of its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) for Buildings & Facilities. It explains some of the basic considerations for accessible design & clarifies specific ADAAG provisions in an effort to address frequently asked questions. Chapters: introduction & information sources; instructions, & minimum requirements; scoping & technical requirements; & special occupancies. It is important that this manual be used with a copy of ADAAG since it does not address or reprint all the information contained in ADAAG.
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Human Resources
Hearings Before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources and the Subcommittee on the Handicapped, United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, First Session, on S. 933 ... May 9, 10, and 16, and June 22, 1989
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Human Resources
Category: Discrimination against people with disabilities
Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities
Author: Evan Terry Associates
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Updated to include the latest Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines This book helps readers understand the facilities requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG). This Third Edition presents the technical building requirements for accessible elements and spaces in new construction, alterations, and additions. Expanded and updated with numerous illustrations, this pocket guide covers special requirements for public accommodations and commercial facilities, including businesses, restaurants, medical care facilities, libraries, transportation facilities, and more. Portable and practical, it's a compact reference that can be used easily at a desk or in the field.
The Department of Justice has compiled guidance on the 2010 Standards from the revised regulations for Titles II and III. This explanatory information from the regulations addresses the scoping and technical provisions of the 2010 Standards.
For those strapped for time but still hungry for a great dinner, Fine Cooking Make It Tonight is a better and less expensive choice than takeaway! This collection of 150 (yes, 150!) quick-and-easy recipes for every night of the week have all been triple-tested by the Fine Cooking test kitchen staff to ensure delicious results. But this lifesaver of a recipe book doesn't stop at mouth watering taste, because we know the clock is ticking. That's why most recipes are prep to plate in just 30 minutes as you serve up the tastiest, freshest dishes, including chicken, steak, fish, main course salads, sandwiches, pasta, vegetarian dishes and more. Dinner is served!
Describes the history of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, including how people with disabilities and their supporters fought over the decades to win civil rights and how the piece of legislation became a law.
Section 106 is a critical section of an obscure law, the National Preservation Act which has saved thousands of historic sites, but it has let even more be destroyed, how does it work? This book aims to de-mythologize Section 106 and explain its origins, rationale, and proceedures.
A Complete Guide to Creating Environmental Graphic Design Systems
Author: Chris Calori,David Vanden-Eynden
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A new edition of the market-leading guide to signage andwayfinding design This new edition of Signage and Wayfinding Design: A CompleteGuide to Creating Environmental Graphic Design Systems has beenfully updated to offer you the latest, most comprehensive coverageof the environmental design process—from research and designdevelopment to project execution. Utilizing a cross-disciplinaryapproach that makes the information relevant to architects,interior designers, landscape architects, graphic designers, andindustrial engineers alike, the book arms you with the skillsneeded to apply a standard, proven design process to large andsmall projects in an efficient and systematic manner. Environmental graphic design is the development of a visuallycohesive graphic communication system for a given site within thebuilt environment. Increasingly recognized as a contributor towell-being, safety, and security in unfamiliar and high-stressenvironments, EGD is also being used to extend and reinforce thebrand experience. Signage and Wayfinding Design provides youwith the author's proven "Signage Pyramid" method, which makessolving complex design problems in a comprehensive signage programeasier than ever before. Features full-color design throughout Updated material includes the latest ADA requirements, digitalsignage and wayfinding, and hardware systems, including mounting,finishes, and materials Includes 100+ new images encompassing design concepts, workingdrawings, diagrams, and maps Covers the development of room/space numbering systems,approaches to sign typing and numbering, and message schedulemanagement If you're a design professional tasked with communicatingmeaningful information in the built environment, this vitalresource has you covered.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), all child care and preschool programs must be inclusive and accessible. Faced with the complex task of program and policy restructuring to include all children regardless of their abilities - removing physical barriers, adapting the curriculum, retraining staff, and more - today's child care administrators, classroom teachers, and assistants are in need of guidance. Child Care and the ADA offers straightforward information, identifies legal issues, suggests cost-effective solutions, and presents a variety of hands-on materials for making ADA compliance easier. Beginning with a lucid explanation of the law, this revolutionary book provides step-by-step instructions for evaluating a child care center in terms of its accessibility and for developing a targeted compliance plan. Illustrative case scenarios, sample action plans, and convenient worksheets and checklists are included to help simplify the process. Recognizing that inclusion challenges the effort and commitment of everyone involved in child care center operation, this book addresses both administrative and instructional concerns. Child care directors will discover how to make difficult transitions easier for staff with simple steps for introducing the concept of inclusion, creating a forum for staff discussion of ideas and concerns, implementing in-service training, and maximizing resources. Teachers and assistants will be able to better handle special issues inside the classroom with effective strategies for talking to children about disability and difference, managing behavior, modifying lessons, and establishing safe learning environments in which all children are equally valued and respected. Complete with a comprehensive resource list and a helpful glossary, this essential handbook will guide child care professionals through the technical and emotional issues surrounding ADA compliance.
The comprehensive guide to construction tolerances, newly revised and updated How much may a steel frame be out of plumb? What are the expected variations of a precast concrete panel? What is required to successfully detail finish materials on masonry? Updating and expanding on its popular first edition, the Handbook of Construction Tolerances, Second Edition remains the only comprehensive reference to the thousands of industry standard tolerances for the manufacture, fabrication, and installation of construction materials and components-- including all-important accumulated dimensional variations. Covering new materials and techniques developed since the book was first published, the Second Edition of this easy-to-use reference features: * More than 100 drawings illustrating the tolerance concepts * New sections on measuring compliance with tolerance standards; right-of-way construction; autoclaved aerated concrete; tilt-up concrete panels; interior stone wall cladding; structural insulated panels; decorative architectural glass; laminated architectural flat glass and bent glass * New guidelines on how to incorporate tolerance requirements in drawings and specifications * New information on how to apply tolerance information during contract administration With the Handbook, architects, engineers, contractors, interior designers, lawyers, and others involved in the construction industry will be armed with the information they need to design and detail more accurately, write better specifications, establish normal practice and standards of care, supervise construction, settle worksite disputes, and save time and money at every stage of building.
The 2010 Amer. with Disabil. Act (ADA) Standards will become mandatory on March 15, 2012. DoJ is allowing immediate use of these standards as an alternative to its original 1991 standards but requires that the standard be applied consistently to a project. DoJ¿s ADA standards apply to facilities covered by the ADA, incl. places of public accommodation, commercial facilities, and state and local gov¿t. facilities. Updated ADA reg¿s. issued by DoJ on Sept. 15, 2010, implement these standards and provide important info. on their use in new construction and alterations. DoJ's Title II regulation addresses state and local gov¿t. facilities, and its Title III regulation covers places of public accommodation and commercial facilities. Charts and tables. A print on demand pub.
This product of the Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) provides minimum standards for design and construction of hospitals and outpatient facilities. The standards for long- term care facilities will appear in a new document for 2014; please see the entry for Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities. Included in the Guidelines for Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities is information on the planning, design, construction, and commissioning process and facility requirements for both hospitals and outpatient facilities. Included are general hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, and rehabilitation facilities as well as new chapters on children's and critical access hospitals. Outpatient facilities covered include primary care facilities; outpatient surgery facilities; birth centers; urgent care centers; mobile units; outpatient psychiatric and rehabilitation centers; facilities for endoscopy, dialysis, and cancer treatment; and a new chapter on dental facilities. In addition, the 2014 Guidelines includes new material on safety risk assessments and medication safety zones; increased requirements for commissioning infrastructure systems; and updated requirements for surgery, imaging, endoscopy, and dialysis facilities as well as primary care facilities and freestanding emergency facilities.
Over 90 percent of all workers are in jobs covered by Social Security and one in seven Americans today receive some sort of Social Security benefit. Social Security Law takes the reader through a basic history of the Social Security system, shows clearly how it works, discusses eligibility requirements for one's self, spouse & family, and shows how to apply for retirement benefits. Other sections cover Medicare, MEDICAID, and survivor's benefits. Appendices include: ·Application for a Social Security card ·Medicare patients' statement of rights ·Phone numbers of state health insurance assistance programs ·State & national agencies on aging The Legal Almanac series serves to educate the general public on a variety of legal issues pertinent to everyday life and to keep readers informed of their rights and remedies under the law. Each volume in the series presents an explanation of a specific legal issue in simple, clearly written text, making the Almanac a concise and perfect desktop reference tool. All volumes provide state-by-state coverage. Selected state statutes are included, as are important case law and legislation, charts and tables for comparison.