The fact that there are still far too many buildings that do not provide adequate accessibility for people with disabilities is a problem. However, it’s a particularly large issue when the buildings in question are shopping centers.
Consider for a moment an old town restaurant. Part of the charm of turn-of-the-last-century buildings meets the latest trends in dining. The ambiance and sense of history you just can’t get from a new building out in the suburbs is something that is often imitated but never duplicated. There is just one problem with this trendy new hot spot.
The modern library is tasked with providing informational services to the general community.
Regardless of who you are, whether you are a person with disabilities or you do not have any struggles that make basic daily functions difficult, your rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are protected here in the United States.
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, an addition to The Federal Register by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Ever since Ben Franklin started a “subscription library” back in 1731, in which members paid for shares in order to borrow books, Americans have had a love affair with libraries.