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Access Advocates We are a team of caring professionals who help you make buildings more accessible per the American?
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A 4-Step Process for Building Compliance:

(1) Access Advocates reviews the architectural / engineering permit drawings. (2) The drawings are sent to the ADA retrofit contractor for pricing. (3) Access Advocates returns to the site and performs a detail audit of the retrofit construction. (4) Once ADA compliant, a certificate is issued and signed by Access Advocates stating that the building is co

mpliance. This process is the how Access Advocates helps you get buildings ADA compliant: one building at a time!

How well do you know the ADA's building requirements for removing barriers to access? Take our quiz and find out!
05/31/2018

How well do you know the ADA's building requirements for removing barriers to access? Take our quiz and find out!

We're "all in" for removing barriers to access as well as promoting the awareness that passive non-compliance is not acceptable.

Right now, complaints drive compliance at gas stations. We can help!
05/30/2018

Right now, complaints drive compliance at gas stations. We can help!

While the automotive industry develops better technology freeing people with disabilities to drive, they find their journey cut short by a lack of accessibility at the gas pump.

 : In restaurants and cafeterias, an accessible route shall be provided to all dining areas, including raised or sunken ...
05/29/2018

: In restaurants and cafeterias, an accessible route shall be provided to all dining areas, including raised or sunken dining areas, and outdoor dining areas.

Don't wait, come join the fun, tell ACCESS about the buildings and sites you want to see made ADA compliant!
05/28/2018

Don't wait, come join the fun, tell ACCESS about the buildings and sites you want to see made ADA compliant!

We at ACCESS want to congratulate our many

 : Airports must ensure accessible inter-terminal transportation, including but not limited to, moving sidewalks, shuttl...
05/28/2018

: Airports must ensure accessible inter-terminal transportation, including but not limited to, moving sidewalks, shuttle vehicles and other people movers. Learn more: http://qoo.ly/ppfcw

Air Carrier Compliance Regulations Airports must follow the regulations outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Compliance includes the the following: Easily accessible relief areas designated for those departing, arriving, or connecting on flights accompanied by a trained service an

Do you know your rights when it comes to restaurant access? Here are five basic ADA requirements for restaurants.
05/27/2018

Do you know your rights when it comes to restaurant access? Here are five basic ADA requirements for restaurants.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was a major milestone in United States history. The ADA is meant to stop discrimination against people with disabilities. That includes stopping discrimination in places of public accommodation, including restaurants. Unfortunately, not all restaurants, even

 : The knee space of an accessible table should be at least 27 inches high, 30 inches wide, and 19 inches deep.
05/25/2018

: The knee space of an accessible table should be at least 27 inches high, 30 inches wide, and 19 inches deep.

As parents ourselves, we understand and we'll accept nothing but the best for our children. ADA building compliance incl...
05/24/2018

As parents ourselves, we understand and we'll accept nothing but the best for our children. ADA building compliance included!

An ADA building compliance expert is able to give you and your child a voice, improving not only your child's life but also that of others.

 : In assembly areas, handrails are not required on both sides of aisle ramps where a handrail is provided at either sid...
05/23/2018

: In assembly areas, handrails are not required on both sides of aisle ramps where a handrail is provided at either side or within the aisle.

Do you know the 11 key requirements for ATMs to be ADA compliant?
05/22/2018

Do you know the 11 key requirements for ATMs to be ADA compliant?

In 2010, amendments were put in place for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that set up requirements for ATMs. It was in 2007 that Cardtronics, the ATM company that had been sued by the National Federation of the Blind, was ordered by a federal judge to make their machines accessible to thos

Never let a fear of retaliation stop you from doing the right thing.
05/21/2018

Never let a fear of retaliation stop you from doing the right thing.

People with disabilities need not fear bullying, coercion or retaliation when seeking action against those who have broken the law.

Our children deserve a more accessible future. If you are an attorney, we need your help!
05/21/2018

Our children deserve a more accessible future. If you are an attorney, we need your help!

Litigating Attorneys Needed for ADA Non-Compliant Cases. With decades of experience under his belt as an architect designing ADA-compliant buildings, Hank Falstad saw an opportunity. It had been over 20 years since the ADA...

05/21/2018

Have you recently visited a hotel where ADA compliance was a concern? If so, this video is for you!

 : Accessible parking spaces shall have signage located so they cannot be obscured by a vehicle parked in the space.
05/20/2018

: Accessible parking spaces shall have signage located so they cannot be obscured by a vehicle parked in the space.

Don't wait, come join the fun, tell ACCESS about the buildings and sites you want to see made ADA compliant!
05/18/2018

Don't wait, come join the fun, tell ACCESS about the buildings and sites you want to see made ADA compliant!

We at ACCESS want to congratulate our many

Access Advocates is here to help YOU!
05/17/2018

Access Advocates is here to help YOU!

Let's take a look at who exactly Access Advocates is and how we can help you in your fight against discrimination.

We all benefit from fresh air, exercise, and sport in the great American outdoors. Do you know the ADA requirements rega...
05/16/2018

We all benefit from fresh air, exercise, and sport in the great American outdoors. Do you know the ADA requirements regarding outdoor recreation?

Regulations regarding outdoor recreation facilities are complex and ADA accessibility requirements are continually being reviewed, discussed and updated.

If you face limited access when you travel to historic vacation destinations, contact us and find out how we might be an...
05/15/2018

If you face limited access when you travel to historic vacation destinations, contact us and find out how we might be an advocate and help.

There is NO grandfathering under the ADA! All owners and operators of “public accommodations” must remove barriers when “readily achievable”.

It's easy to make the mistake in assuming that easy access is always possible. In truth, it is not. That's why it makes ...
05/14/2018

It's easy to make the mistake in assuming that easy access is always possible. In truth, it is not. That's why it makes sense to work with professionals who can get problems solved!

An ADA expert is there to help you, and to give you a voice.

Do you find that registration desks, checkout counters, refreshment bars, and ordering stations are all too high? Our ex...
05/13/2018

Do you find that registration desks, checkout counters, refreshment bars, and ordering stations are all too high? Our experience shows that it's an all too common problem.

One structural design detail businesses often overlook when it comes to ADA standards is counter tops (e.g., registration desks, checkout counters, etc).

Have you ever encountered a building that was not accessible by you due to there being no wheelchair ramp?
05/13/2018

Have you ever encountered a building that was not accessible by you due to there being no wheelchair ramp?

Thanks to the ADA, there is something that can be done when you encounter discrimination.

Is your local bank ADA accessible? See our list of what to look for when you visit your financial institution.
05/11/2018

Is your local bank ADA accessible? See our list of what to look for when you visit your financial institution.

Banks are an integral part of our daily lives. Are your bank's services accessible? As you visit your local bank, keep in mind the following questions. 1. Is there an accessible loading zone with an accessible sign? 2. Is the handicapped parking close to the front doors? 3. Does the acce

 : In licensed long-term care facilities, at least 50%, but no fewer than one, of each type of resident sleeping room sh...
05/10/2018

: In licensed long-term care facilities, at least 50%, but no fewer than one, of each type of resident sleeping room shall provide mobility features.

We've all been there: too tall registration desks, checkout counters, condiment counters, refreshment bars, and ordering...
05/09/2018

We've all been there: too tall registration desks, checkout counters, condiment counters, refreshment bars, and ordering stations. So, what does the ADA say about this common design element? Read on and find out!

One structural design detail businesses often overlook when it comes to ADA standards is counter tops (e.g., registration desks, checkout counters, etc).

 : In a stadium, wheelchair seating locations must provide lines of sight comparable to those provided to other spectato...
05/08/2018

: In a stadium, wheelchair seating locations must provide lines of sight comparable to those provided to other spectators.

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body...
05/07/2018

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul." – John Muir

Regulations regarding outdoor recreation facilities are complex and ADA accessibility requirements are continually being reviewed, discussed and updated.

 : State and local government buildings are not above the law. All public buildings must adhere to the ADA.
05/07/2018

: State and local government buildings are not above the law. All public buildings must adhere to the ADA.

ADA access to state and local government facilities -- and to any facility "constructed by, on behalf of, or for the use of a public entity" -- must follow the guidelines put forth in The 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.

Chances are, you may have heard this question before. If you haven't, you've probably felt it. 😡
05/06/2018

Chances are, you may have heard this question before. If you haven't, you've probably felt it. 😡

That's the thing. You don't feel special. You just want to be able to do what everyone else can, without barriers and roadblocks being thrown in your way.

AGREE or DISAGREE: Consideration of people with disabilities is often neglected.
05/04/2018

AGREE or DISAGREE: Consideration of people with disabilities is often neglected.

The ADA was made law in 1990, making it one of the most recent civil rights laws, and those it protects as being some of the most recent marginalized groups to have the legal protection of the US Government from discrimination.

When the sidewalk on an accessible walkway is less than 36" wide, it's an  !
05/03/2018

When the sidewalk on an accessible walkway is less than 36" wide, it's an !

We only included 4 but we're sure we could come up with many, many more! What would you add?
05/01/2018

We only included 4 but we're sure we could come up with many, many more! What would you add?

Access Advocates has a great track record of working with individuals who have faced discrimination because of a disability and ensuring that the building in question maintains compliance.

 : Shopping should be fun, even if you have a disability and use a wheelchair!
04/30/2018

: Shopping should be fun, even if you have a disability and use a wheelchair!

Who doesn't love a day of shopping at the local mall or large shopping center Shopping should be fun, even if you have a disability and use a wheelchair. People with disabilities need to have the same experience as they shop as those who do not have a disability. [Tweet " : Shopping should

 : The tops of dining surfaces and work surfaces must be between 28" (min) and 34" (max) above the finished floor or gro...
04/30/2018

: The tops of dining surfaces and work surfaces must be between 28" (min) and 34" (max) above the finished floor or ground.

One of the best indicators of a truly accessible shop or office is whether or not people with disabilities can open the ...
04/29/2018

One of the best indicators of a truly accessible shop or office is whether or not people with disabilities can open the front door.

Besides installing high-tech entrance access, there are two easier and less expensive ADA access solutions that business could consider

 : If an accessible feature such as an elevator breaks down, businesses must ensure that repairs are made promptly and t...
04/27/2018

: If an accessible feature such as an elevator breaks down, businesses must ensure that repairs are made promptly and that improper or inadequate maintenance does not cause repeated failures.

 : A maximum height of 28 inches is recommended for handrails on ramps designed for children (at an elementary school, f...
04/26/2018

: A maximum height of 28 inches is recommended for handrails on ramps designed for children (at an elementary school, for example).

 : If seating for people in wheelchairs is provided at fixed tables or counters, knee space of at least 27" high, 30" wi...
04/25/2018

: If seating for people in wheelchairs is provided at fixed tables or counters, knee space of at least 27" high, 30" wide, and 19" deep shall be provided.

What happens if you find that your vacation hotel or motel doesn't have wheelchair access?
04/24/2018

What happens if you find that your vacation hotel or motel doesn't have wheelchair access?

The mere fact that you or someone you love is in a wheelchair doesn't mean that your should be discriminated against, or have difficulty entering and moving ar

Really, what is accessibility? Think about it. What does it mean for a building or place to be truly accessible?
04/23/2018

Really, what is accessibility? Think about it. What does it mean for a building or place to be truly accessible?

Really, what is accessibility? Many people think they are knowledgeable on the subject. They think it means all buildings having a wheelchair ramp, and restaurants having a couple of open tables where a wheelchair can be parked. Accessibility is so m

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Our 4-Step Process for Building Compliance

(1) Access Advocates reviews the architectural / engineering permit drawings. (2) The drawings are sent to the ADA retrofit contractor for pricing. (3) Access Advocates returns to the site and performs a detail audit of the retrofit construction. (4) Once ADA compliant, a certificate is issued and signed by Access Advocates stating that the building is compliance. This process is the how Access Advocates helps you get buildings ADA compliant: one building at a time!



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