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Emergency preparedness for citizens with disabilities

QUESTION: Michele, I read your Winter 2014 Indiana LTAP Newsletter article about a really thorough approach to keeping people with disabilities in mind when preparing communities for disaster emergencies and, in this case, severe snow storms or even moderate snow conditions. Can you share that on this blog since winter is now upon us? —Jeff, Indiana More

Everyone should follow ADA guidelines for federal outdoor areas
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Everyone should follow ADA guidelines for federal outdoor areas

QUESTION: Michele, is it true that the Access Board has new guidelines for outdoor... More

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U.S. Access Board Releases Guidance on Playground Surfaces

New guidance on selecting and installing playground surfaces is now available from the Access Board. More

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Where to find current parking, striping, signage regs

QUESTION: A supervisor recently asked me for information on striping and signage of parking lots for ADA compliance, and I found “ADA Business Brief: Restriping Parking Lots” on the Department of Justice website. However, the document is dated January 2002. Is this information still accurate? More

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U.S. Access Board: Webinar "Building Blocks" - A Refresher (October 2)

The next webinar in the Board's free monthly series will take place October 2 from 2:30 – 4:00 (ET) and will provide an in-depth review of "building block" requirements for ground and floor surfaces, clear floor space, turning space, operable parts, reach ranges, and protruding objects in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards. More

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U.S. Access Board: Animations on the ADA and ABA Standards Available for Download

Animations on the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards that the Board posted to its website in April are now available for download as well. More

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ADA: Board Issues Technical Guide on Access to Outdoor Developed Areas

The Board has issued a technical guide on achieving access to outdoor developed areas. More

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Access Board Webinar: Open Question and Answer (September 4)

The next webinar in the Board's free monthly series will take place September 4 from 2:30 – 4:00 (ET) and will feature an open question and answer session with Board accessibility specialists. More

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U.S. Access Board: Guide on Access to Outdoor Sites Available from the U.S. Access Board

A new guide on achieving accessible outdoor sites, including trails and camping areas, is now available from the U.S. Access Board. More

Diagonal curb ramps are not the best options
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Diagonal curb ramps are not the best options

I have received multiple requests to discuss the pros and cons of installing... More

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