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Is Your Project ADA Compliant?

by Cynthia D. Waddell and Kevin Lee Thomason

ADA/ASTM Standards – go HERE

An estimated 48.9 million people, or 19.4 percent of the non-institutionalized civilians in the United States, have a disability” according to the President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities .

That’s nearly one out of five — a lot of people. So it’s not surprising that a few years ago Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Signed into law in 1990, it “prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, programs and services provided by state and local governments, goods and services provided by private companies, and in commercial facilities.” See the U.S. Department of Justice “ADA Homepage” (

Government offices and agencies, and businesses both large and small are affected by the ADA. Elevators and ATM machines now feature Braille instructions for people with vision disabilities. Sidewalks now have “curb-cuts” so that people using wheelchairs can easily cross the street without meeting curb barriers. Wheelchair ramps have been added to buildings that were pretty much off-limits to anyone who couldn’t climb a flight of stairs, and TTY terminals are now being added to telephone banks in building lobbies for people who are deaf or have speech disabilities. Even public documents and financial statements are now being made accessible in alternative formats such as Braille, large print and audio-tape. But the ADA doesn’t just apply to the physical world.

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