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  • Protecting your domain

    No agency wants citizens to visit their project website and find objectionable content. It's even worse if the agency is forced to allow it to remain. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to prevent this from happening.

  • New study completed on natural trail surface materials

    Question: I hear there’s a new report about a ground surface study related to trails. Has this happened? If so, can you let me know how to retrieve it?

  • U.S. Access Board: Guidelines for Emergency Transportable Housing

    The U.S. Access Board has issued guidelines that address access to temporary housing provided by the government in emergencies and natural disasters.

  • Maddie in my heart forever

    On April 9, 2014, I had to say goodbye to my priceless service dog Maddie. She was loved by 99% of those who met her. For every one person that I may have made happy, Maddie made at least 1,000 more people happy.

  • Limestone sand/aggregate may not be your best paving choice

    In my area we call it limestone aggregate, and I’m sure it has other titles in other areas. No matter what you call it, it is addressed by Surfaces 302.1 General in the 2010 ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG), which states that floor and ground surfaces shall be stable, firm, and slip-resistant.

  • Accessible signs should not discriminate

    The sign itself does bring about a negative connotation and the code does not require that.

  • My Snow Question for You

    I often talk about the importance of snow removal from public sidewalks and private facilities. Last week I had quite an experience that nearly prevented me from attending a meeting, to which I had traveled more than 150 miles. Thanks to the kindness of strangers, I was finally able to reach my...

  • Signs, signs, everywhere a sign

    I personally spoke with the writer of this question since our paths have crossed before at a disability expo. I found out that the property owner and business owner lost the suit because ADA requirements state that if all entrances are not accessible then the accessible entrance must be identified...

  • Visualizing your design

    Just as public outreach becomes even more important and necessary in public works, we are fortunately seeing the launch of new tools to help us become more successful in our efforts. Social media has improved communication by allowing us to deliver our messages quicker and more efficiently with...

  • Instagram and Snapshot

    Instagram and Snapchat are gaining enough in popularity and users that public agencies are considering getting accounts. Let’s explore each of these tools to help you decide if their use would be relevant for your agency.