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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.

Michele S. Ohmes's Posts

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’

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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The Americans with Disabilities Act,  26 years later The Americans with Disabilities Act, 26 years later

New publication explains how quality of life has improved since President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. Read more

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Fair is Fair: What Constitutes 'Reasonable Accommodation'

Determining an appropriate accommodation is a case-by-case decision. The principal test is effectiveness. Read more

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Sign language for children

Efforts assure disabled children that they have value and are not forgotten. And people from all walks of life work toward a common goal that benefits the whole community. Read more

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