Category Archive: Advocacy

Jun 25

Toronto’s Reliable Living Centre named Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for June

Garaventa LULA Elevator

On June 11, 2014 The Reliable Living Centre in downtown Toronto had their Grand Opening. The facility showcases products to enhance any building and make it barrier-free. The showroom features a vertical platform lift, and inclined platform lift and a LU/LA elevator with a glass enclosure. All of these products were provided by Garaventa Lift. …

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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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