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Tactile letters must be all upper case to be ADA-compliant

The guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) require that identification for permanent rooms and spaces display the name of the room in raised tactile letters along with Contracted Braille (Grade 2). 147 more words

ADA Compliance

First Steps: Accessibility Tips for Small Congregations

by Ramona Richards

It was one of those special-occasion Sundays, when almost everyone turns out to take a place in a church pew. The altar sparkled with the communion set, and the banners hanging over the choir added their messages to the sanctuary in bright fabrics and vivid colors. 1,968 more words

Who's on the Hook for Handicapped Ramps?

Ever notice those bumpy handicapped ramps on sidewalks in some neighborhoods?

They’re required by federal law and only now are people discovering that even though PennDOT installed many of them and the feds mandated them, you might be on the hook for repairing or replacing them. 279 more words


Now We Can All Get There From Here

What’s the longest running job in our company’s history? We accepted a wayfinding signage project for the MTA for the 71—Continental Ave subway station in Queens in 2003. 250 more words


ADA Compliance: Bus & Motorcoach Liability

A recent article by Member, Ned Einstein, President of Transportation Alternatives, a passenger transportation and automotive consortium engaged in consulting and forensic accident investigation, touches upon the safety and liability of buses and motorcoaches transporting passengers in wheelchairs. 74 more words

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Abuse of ADA a plague on California small businesses

Robert McCarthy is a serial litigant. And the Americans With Disabilities Act is the weapon he uses to shake down his victims.

Since 2001, McCarthy has filed more than 250 lawsuits against small businesses throughout the Golden State, alleging various violations under the federal law (which, in turn, constitute violations of California’s Civil Code). 91 more words


Woman Questioning PREMIER Center ADA Compliance


A Sioux Falls woman has filed a complaint with the Department of Justice, claiming the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center is not ADA compliant. 115 more words