IME 320-W10 - L5 ADA

IME 320-W10 - L5 ADA - Clarification of the Americans with...

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ADA Overview Clarification of the Americans with  Disabilities Act – coverage details Expectations for Accommodation Remedies for non-compliance What is universal accommodation?  Why  do it? Resource information
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What is ADA? To ensure non-discrimination on basis of  disability by public accommodations and in  commercial facilities Department of Justice code of regulation  “ADA Standards for Accessible Design”  use as guide for this summary
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How to implement ADA? Guidelines are to be applied during the design,  construction and alteration of public and commercial  buildings and facilities The provisions outlined in federal guidelines are for  adults and their dimensions. Most of the document is common sense and practical for  building access. Standards/guidelines exist for computer use and other  systems where accommodation is necessary for the  person to perform their job or at home tasks .
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Areas of Concern Access to buildings No curbs blocking access (must be a path to the  building that is clear) from public transportation and  passenger loading zones Accessible doors (less than 5 pounds pull required to  open) Door knobs to be levers not round knobs Handicap entrances clearly marked Paths to elevators clearly marked Water fountains must have clearance for use
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