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Michele S. Ohmes

Michele S. Ohmes

Michele S. Ohmes is an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) specialist and wheelchair user who works with public works departments, facility managers, and contractors. She travels the country doing presentations, multiday trainings, and consulting; and has written Public Works’ ADA column since 2013.

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There’s Plenty More (Free Education) Where That Came From There’s Plenty More (Free Education) Where That Came From

Six webinars address accessibility to the built environment, information and communication technologies, and transportation. Read more

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Sources Animate Answers to Common Accessibility Questions Sources Animate Answers to Common Accessibility Questions

Seven free animations help explain design requirements for restrooms, loading zones, maneuverability, and signs. Read more

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New Year Brings New Rules for Buses and Vans New Year Brings New Rules for Buses and Vans

Changes in technology prompted revisions to accessibility guidelines that affect transit agencies, but the financial impact is minimal. Read more

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Nightmare Bathroom Scenarios Nightmare Bathroom Scenarios

Toilet paper dispensers can make or break a disabled person’s experience using public facilities. Read more

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The Not-So-New Definition of ‘Disability’ The Not-So-New Definition of ‘Disability’

New language that goes into effect in October requires state and local governments to prove they haven’t discriminated. Read more

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