Category: Accessibility Tips

Highlights of the Major Changes to the 2009 Edition of ICC ANSI A117.1 Commercial Facilities

With more and more jurisdictions adopting the 2009 edition of the ICC ANSI A117.1 standard, we thought we would take a moment to point out some of the major
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HUD’s Section 504 Regulations Applicable to Alterations

Lately, we have received numerous questions concerning the applicability of Section 504 for alterations of existing housing developments. The first step in applying section 504 is to look at
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Update on the ADA Requirements for Existing Pools

As previously reported in our newsletter, requirements for accessible pools, wading pools, and spas went into effect on March 15, 2012. While this is still the date for compliance
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Type A Units and Removable Base Cabinets

As a part of accessible design within dwelling units, the use of removable base cabinets is not a new concept. By taking advantage of this concept, design professionals
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Microwaves and Double Wall Ovens

When designing residential dwelling units in New York City, designers must remember that two sets of accessibility requirements are often applicable. The New York City 2008 Building Code and
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2010 ADA Requirements for Transient and Residential Facilities

On March 15th 2012 the Department of Justice with begin requiring compliance with the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design in all new and altered Title II and Title
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