7 Ways to Celebrate the ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act is turning 27 on July 26. How are you going to celebrate? As we age, we don’t celebrate birthdays and anniversaries as frequently as when we were kids.  We tend to only pop open the champagne and celebrate the big ones, those divisible by 5 or 10.  That’s okay.  Everyone…

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What’s New for April 2017

In this issue: Mobile Studying ADA Compliance In Parks Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against New FDR Park Access Board: Don’t Be Messin’ with the ISA New Research Suggests Well-Meaning Disability Role-Playing Does More Harm than Good Accessibility Management: Why Do You Do What You Do? Are You Following Us On Facebook?  Here’s What You Are…

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For the Love of Accessibility & Inclusion

It’s February!  Valentine’s Day is here and love is in the air!  You know what I love?  I love. Love. LOVE! talking about accessibility, universal design and inclusion!  I’m an accessibility-geek.  But like the saying goes….Do what you love!  Love what you do!  I love that I have been able to talk to so many…

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Accessibility Management: Why Do You Do What You Do?

Man fishing along lakeshore seated in wheelchair next to park bench with fishing gear.

Last week while working on a new accessibility assessment project I had the unbelievable good fortune to make the acquaintance of Mr. Clarence Johnston of southern Ohio.  Mr. Johnston has a soft voice, beautiful smile and a passion for fishing.  From across the waterfront, he was mesmerizing.  Of course, from the photos here, many would think it…

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Are Your Applications and Registration Forms Too Nosy?

What do the cities of DeKalb, Fallon, Isle of Palms, and Vero Beach have in common? All four cities have recently entered into settlement agreements with the U.S. Department of Justice for disability-related questions on their employment applications.  When applications and registration forms are too nosy, they illicit too much information — information that could…

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Take Heart: Are Your Facilities Heart-Friendly?

Often considered one of the many hidden disabilities, an estimated 43 million American women are affected by heart disease according to the Heart Foundation.  February is American Heart Month, an awareness campaign of the American Heart Association.  Consider taking time this month to treat your heart to good health. Learn the warning signs of a…

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What is Accessibility Management? Utilizing the Process to Make Change Happen!

Accessibility management is the practice and process of implementing federal, state, and local disability legislation to ensure people with disabilities will have the equal opportunity to participate and benefit in all of your programs, services and activities.  Whenever possible, accessibility management promotes the concept of going above and beyond minimum compliance with accessibility regulations and…

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