handicap accessibility


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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

A federal law, enacted in 1990, requiring that public accommodations be accessible to those having physical disabilities; this law mandates that existing physical barriers be replaced or modified so there are no impediments to access by the physically disabled. For detailed information, write the US Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, 1801 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20507. See American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standard A117.1-1992. Also see Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards and physical disability.
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Contract notice: work of creating a day care and development of any handicap accessibility bathhouse located 42, rue Oberkampf in Paris 11me
4 million rehab project includes a restoration of masonry exteriors, repair and replacement of roofs, security cameras, and improved handicap accessibility.
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The lowest scores were given to cleanliness of public areas and public toilets and to handicap accessibility in tourist sites (3.
However, opponents say the building is structurally sound, and with a new heating system, asbestos removal ($25,000 is already approved for that purpose), and handicap accessibility improvements, the building can continue to function as useful space for the town, potentially as a senior center, community center, cultural center or public meeting place.
The mix of projects encompasses small and large houses; one-story and multi-story houses; and ideas for general accessibility and comfort as well as some targeted more directly at handicap accessibility.
The project, which officials say is on schedule, includes new plaster and tile finish, new pool decking, a dual main drain system, new pool floor inlets, gutter repair, new pool handrails and handicap accessibility upgrades.
A triple whammy of stricter federal safety regulations, handicap accessibility mandates, and injury lawsuits gradually removes swing sets from the nation's playgrounds.
Chapelridge of Fort Smith also offers its tenants wall-to-wall carpeting, handicap accessibility, cable-ready rooms and exterior storage rooms.
The landscape architect should be familiar with local and state codes and handicap accessibility ordinances.
The NCCSCI/NAHB report and guidelines are a significant achievement resulting in a fair-minded and commonsense approach to implementing the handicap accessibility requirements of the 1988 Fair Housing Amendments Act.
The renovation will include living units sized to match resident needs and reconfigured apartments for handicap accessibility.