Category Archive: Advocacy

Dec 09

NYC LOSES EVACUATION LAWSUIT

FOUND IN VIOLATION OF THE A.D.A. DURING SANDY AFTERMATH The plaintiffs claimed the city violated the Americans with Disability Act in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy for a number of reasons: •    Many of the evacuation shelters were inaccessible to people in wheelchairs •    There was inadequate transportation to help disabled people evacuate •   …

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Nov 20

Universal Design Means No Knobs

Vancouver City Hall has opted to remove all of the door knobs in the building and replace them with levers. This might seem like a waste, but consider that all City Halls are facilities frequently used by the public. Designing spaces for public use requires the designer to recognize the need for Universal Design. Universal …

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Aug 30

Hi I’m Vanessa

Ask Vanessa

My name is Vanessa and I currently work for Garaventa Lift. They are a manufacturer of accessibility lifts, home elevators and portable wheelchair lifts that are sold all over the world

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