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Global Accessibility Awareness Day

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Accessibility and inclusive design create opportunities for two very important building blocks of life, education and employment. Education can lead to employment, employment can lead to financial stability, which can lead to independence, which can lead to the ability to make important life choices and vastly elevate an individual's quality of life.

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U.S. Access Board Webinar: Accessible Public Rights-of-Way

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U.S. Access Board Webinar: Accessible Public Rights-of-Way

Ensuring that public streets and sidewalks are accessible to people with disabilities can be a challenge, especially since accessibility guidelines for public rights-of-way have yet to be finalized.

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Accessible Sidewalks, Shared Use Paths, and Street Crossings

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Accessible Sidewalks, Shared Use Paths, and Street Crossings

U.S. Access Board Webinar: Accessible Sidewalks, Shared Use Paths, and Street Crossings. Presenters will discuss common access issues and solutions and review proposed requirements for sidewalks and street crossings, curb ramps and blended transitions, and detectable warnings (truncated domes).

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Are Truncated Domes a Secret Skateboarding Deterrent?

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Are Truncated Domes a Secret Skateboarding Deterrent?

Almost every week we get an inquiry along these lines:  "Greetings, Truncated Domes Depot.  The other day when I was coming out of CostCo I pushed my overloaded shopping cart across those bumpy yellow things, you know, I call them "beer shakers," but youse guys call them trunkerated domes or something like that.  Anyway, I had a brilliant idea: I can use those bumpy domes things to get rid of all the annoying skateboarders who are always doing their thing on my property! I mean, those dang daredevil kamikazes are putting me at risk for liability and law suits and...

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Are The Nation’s Schools Following The ADA?

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Are The Nation’s Schools Following The ADA?

A group of federal lawmakers is requesting an investigation into accessibility at the nation's schools. Members of Congress are asking for a federal investigation into whether schools across the country are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Nearly thirty years after passage of the landmark disability rights law, three lawmakers are asking the Government Accountability Office to find out if the nation’s schools are as accessible as they should be. “Students with disabilities, from New York City to coastal Virginia and all across the country, are entitled to a ‘free, appropriate public education’ under the Individuals with Disabilities Education...

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