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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Assure that the construction contract documents are in conformance with generally accepted architectural and engineering practices and comply fully with all applicable codes and regulations including, but not limited to, the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, and the handicap accessibility standards adopted by the CPSM.
We've seen far too many afterthoughts at public entrances -- handicap accessibility features that do an important job, but look tacked-on.
Every year we repair homes for Washington, DC homeowners who are living in truly horrific conditions with the help of over 2,000 volunteers, and since 1983 we have repaired over 2,700 homes, specializing in handicap accessibility modifications.
A late April re-opening date has been set for the $472,000 renovation project, which 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.
The Central Garage branch provides customers with more convenient parking, handicap accessibility, easy drive-in, a walk-up outside teller window, drive-up ATM access, with a larger, more modern lobby area.
Since the Town Hall is a municipal public building, handicap accessibility is required under state and federal ADA law.
The renovation enabled the YMCA to return the 3 floors of the Rahway Branch that sustained significant fire damage to the community, while adding a new elevator and handicap accessibility.
The plans include providing handicap accessibility to the building, restoration of the spectacular "Great Hall" on the second floor into a new performing arts center for the region, as well as construction of studio, classroom and office space on the second and third floors as a new home for Apple Tree Arts.
The new clinic is located at 535 Marshall Street, offering convenient and ample parking, as well as handicap accessibility.
Next will come the process of soliciting bids to design and build a facility that will have to meet more stringent requirements than the old pool did, including handicap accessibility.
The mobile clinic was developed to accommodate for two exam rooms, waiting area, blood drawing station and attached is a wheelchair lift for handicap accessibility.