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MOD35 heavy-duty saddles, adapters from Rotary Lift

There are four universal saddles to choose from for lifting 35,000-lb. trucks and... More

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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

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U.S. Access Board: Board Sponsored Study Examines Impacts of Rough Surfaces on Wheelchair Traffic

A study funded by the Board was recently completed on how the roughness of pathway surfaces impacts wheelchair travel. More

Who's clogging Seattle sewers with concrete?
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Who's clogging Seattle sewers with concrete?

Seattle officials are working to figure out how two different Seattle sewers... 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

The ROI on enterprise GIS tools
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The ROI on enterprise GIS tools

Integrating GIS over multiple jurisdictions keeps a commuter rail project running... 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

All-terrain vehicle tackles tough winter jobs
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All-terrain vehicle tackles tough winter jobs

With 33% more power than previous models, the company’s 2015 8X8 Centaur is... More

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