Entries by ADA Admin

Respectful Language for Those with Limited Mobility or Disabilities

Our language is continually changing to encompass new ideas and express our evolving perspectives. Sometimes this happens organically and, other times, by deliberate changes we make when we become aware that our habitual language is not in line with our respectful intentions. Almost all of us want to show respect for the people with whom […]

The 1900s to Now: The History of Disability Rights

Since the 1900s, the way in which disability is perceived and treated has changed dramatically. For example, sidewalk truncated domes are now standard in cities, and those with disabilities now enjoy inclusive workplaces and communities. Join us as we take a look back at the history of disability rights. The 1900s The early 19th century […]

7 Ways to Make Sure Your Business Is ADA Compliant

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), businesses, non-profit organizations, and state and local governments must provide equal opportunities to the general public and people with disabilities. Many associate it with workplace discrimination, but ADA compliance involves ensuring public areas are accessible. Here are 7 ways you can ensure your business is compliant. Do All […]

Locations Where Tactile Surfaces Are Required

Detectable warning surfaces are required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Federal guidelines require warning mats to be of a minimum size and for truncated domes to meet specific diameter, height, and spacing requirements. These surface-mounted truncated domes can be felt through a cane, walker, wheelchair, or a person’s feet. Among the most important […]

Who Exactly Has to Comply with ADA?

Most businesses are required by law to follow the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This important piece of legislation, first enforced in 1991 and amended over the years, mainly focuses on businesses that serve the public. It requires them to provide equal opportunity to individuals with disabilities, especially regarding access. There are […]

Understanding the Different Types of ADA Tiles

When you need a way to increase accessibility and safety for visually impaired pedestrians, tactile paving is your solution. This system allows a pedestrian to detect a distinctive pattern underfoot, providing a warning of approaching hazards. These ADA-compliant tiles are available in a number of different types. Where Can ADA Tiles Be Found? The ADA […]

How Can Tactile Warning Surfaces and ADA Solutions Improve Transit?

People are on the go daily. Many often rely on public transportation services like trains, subways, and buses. Getting around can be more difficult if you have some sort of travel-limiting disability and have to rely upon some type of medical device for assistance. Travel-limiting disabilities require the use of walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, seeing-eye dogs, […]

What Is an ADA Violation?

The Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, protects employees with legally recognized disabilities from being discriminated against. It requires the places they work in, use, and patronize to accommodate them by providing amenities and access. Violations of the act can lead to a number of negative consequences. Who Enforces ADA Regulations and Why? The United […]

Is Your Business ADA-Compliant for 2020?

ADA requirements have been in place for years since the act was originally signed in the 1990s. However, it’s constantly being updated each year based on additional needs and changing work environments. If you own a business, it’s important to know what these changes are so you can make sure you’re always ADA-compliant. In 2020, […]

Making Your New Business Location ADA Compliant

In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) put regulations in place designed to specifically address the needs of Americans who deal with some kind of disability on a daily basis. The ADA requires businesses to follow these rules and regulations when it comes to both employees and customers with disabilities. If your small business […]