All posts by mohmes

April 08, 2014

United States Access Board: President Obama Reappoints Karen L. Braitmayer to the U.S. Access Board

President Barack Obama has reappointed Karen L. Braitmayer, FAIA of Seattle to the U.S. Access Board as a public member. Braitmayer is the founder of Karen Braitmayer, FAIA, Seattle, WA, an architectural consulting firm specializing in accessibility and accessible design. Read more...

April 07, 2014

U.S. Access Board: Board to Hold Panel Discussions in New York City on May 15

The U.S. Access Board will conduct public briefings on its work and hold several panel discussions on accessibility in New York City on May 15. The agenda also includes public question and answer sessions. Read more...

March 27, 2014

United States Access Board: President Obama Names Members to the U.S. Access Board

President Barack Obama named Patrick D. Cannon to the U.S. Access Board and reappointed Board members Howard A. Rosenblum and Deborah A. Ryan. Read more...

March 25, 2014

Limestone sand/aggregate may not be your best paving choice

Since funds are limited, we are hoping that the compacted limestone sand now used on the actual rail/trail is acceptable for the parking lot. Can you help us out? Read more...

March 21, 2014

Accessible signs should not discriminate

Question: I read your article about accessible signage in the February issue of Public Works magazine and I have a problem with the red canceling circle. Where in the code does it say to mark non-accessible entrances with a sign? The sign itself just looks just plain politically incorrect. A red line going through the symbol looks discriminatory in and of itself. Read more...


About the Blogger

Michele Ohmes

thumbnail image Michele S. Ohmes is an Americans with Disabilities Act specialist and wheelchair user who works with public works departments, facility managers, and contractors. Her design manual — ADA and Accessibility: Let's Get Practical — is available on CD-ROM through the American Public Works Association's Web site. Author's note: Michele & Associates does not render legal advice and has no enforcement authority regarding the ADA or other federal disability-rights legislation.