Handicapped access

Handicapped access

Efforts to ensure that facilities and programs in buildings are made available to those with limited mobility, vision impairment, and other handicapped conditions. This may not necessarily apply to converted historic buildings and museums if it cannot be done without compromising the building’s historical and architectural integrity.
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The museum envisions a distinctive structure that would be inviting for all pedestrians as well as serve as handicapped access, supplementing the handicapped entrance on Tuckerman Street.
There was no handicapped access to get Cole to class in his wheelchair.
REBNY's Management Division consists of leading commercial and residential property managers and is a respected advocate on such matters as building code and regulatory issues, fire and life safety requirements, environmental protection and handicapped access.
The restoration included an expansion of the lobby and meeting rooms, the addition of a hydraulic elevator, new bathrooms, installation of central air conditioning, construction of an elliptical staircase capped by a skylight, and the creation of handicapped access.
Also included in the renovation: handicapped access.
A $500 limit will be raised to $1,000 for tree removal, including fallen trees that don't damage property but block a driveway or handicapped access way.
What the defendants claimed was adequate handicapped access was actually a dirt path, much like many paths meandering through the complex and clearly not built or marked according to ADA requirements.
CUTLINE: The front doors of Town Hall are now open to the public, despite the lack of handicapped access.
There will be prizes for top scores and all the dough goes to Community Access and the NYARM playground fund for the Blue, Feather Chapter of AHRC in Brooklyn, which needs an expensive handicapped access installation.
Highlights for The Towers on the Grove PUD are two oceanfront towers, a public oceanfront park featuring handicapped access to the beach, sidewalk streetscapes with abundant landscaping, underground utilities, two parking structures on the second row that will include commercial and retail space and one parking structure on the third row.
Other problems cited at the high school are that inadequate storage space does not allow for safe chemical storage in the science and maintenance departments; the boiler/furnace stack shows considerable deterioration, and there are concerns that boiler exhaust does not safely disperse from the building; science labs are outmoded and inadequate; and the auditorium does not comply with handicapped access requirements.
The DFG and the Hot Creek Hatchery Foundation also are developing a plan to upgrade the facility's infrastructure and make it more tourist friendly, with a catch pond for kids, an educational component and handicapped access.