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

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. The Elvoron LU/LA with the Glass Enclosure has been selected as the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for June, 2014.

The installation really pops. It features a two-tone custom RAL color scheme with bright white aluminum enclosure framing and sliding doors offset by deep orange fascia around the doors.

Further information regarding The Reliable Living Centre can be obtained from their website, www.reliableliving.com

Congratulations to Garaventa Lift Ontario and to The Reliable Living Centre!

Garaventa LULA Elevator and Enclosure

Garaventa LULA Elevator and Enclosure

Garaventa LULA Elevator and Enclosure

Garaventa LULA Elevator and Enclosure

Garaventa LULA Elevator

Garaventa LULA Elevator

 

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
•    Emergency officials had no plan to find and rescue those trapped

Judge Jesse Furman wrote:
 “…the city’s plans are inadequate to ensure that people with disabilities are able to evacuate before or during an emergency.  http://www.wnyc.org/story/nyc-loses-lawsuit-over-sandy-evacuation-disabled/

EVACUATE EVERYONE SAFELY WITH THE EVACU-TRAC CD-7

Emergency evacuation chair features:

  • hydraulic speed governor
  • fail-safe braking system
  • easy passenger transfer
  • stable and comfortable ride

http://www.garaventalift.com/en/products/evacuation-chairs.html

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 Design produces spaces that are accessible for all members of the public, regardless of ability. Not only are they doing this at City Hall, but they have passed an accessible housing bylaw that requires all new buildings to include levers instead of knobs.

The story was published here: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/doorknobs-banned-vancouver-homes-could-city-next-194226250.html

For more information regarding Universal Design, please visit http://udinstitute.org/