ADA Guidelines Knowledge Base
History of ADA
Have you ever been curious as to how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) came to be? We have compiled information from several websites to provide you with an overview of the ADA.
The Americans with Disabilities Act has a comprehensive list of guidelines to follow when modifying an existing building or for new building construction. This page reviews the most important guidelines, and offers links to other ADA guidelines not specifically covered.
If you are modifying an existing building, but are not sure which parts of your building fall under a specific law, this is the page to review. We list the top suggestions provided by the ADA, and offer links to view the full list.
ADA Curb Ramps
Did you know that all sidewalks intersecting with a street are required to have a sloped surface? Did you also know that cities and municipalities at times ignore the law? We have listed the requirements for a curb ramp, and offer the opportunity to purchase one.
ADA Truncated Domes
Truncated domes (tactile pavement) are everywhere. They assist pedestrians who are blind or have sight impairments. Want to know where tactile domes first popped up? Perhaps you’re interested in our color selection or installation instructions? We’ve got you covered!
ADA Law Abuse
The Americans with Disabilities Act has experienced its fair share of resistance over the years. This page highlights some ways in which municipalities attempt to skirt their ADA responsibilities.
ADA Ramp Slope
This article features information that is useful when determining the ramp that best fits your needs. It explains ramp slope and techniques to measure the slope that you will need at home.
ADA requirements are laws put into effect that owners and corporations must follow in order to become ADA compliant. Our requirements page lists some of these laws along with a link to others.
ADA vs. Historical Buildings
Proponents of historical buildings have often resisted ADA because they feel that changes to the building’s exterior structure would compromise its historical significance. Click the link to read more about historical buildings and their experience with ADA.
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