The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was first signed into law in 1990 by President George H. W. Bush. It was modeled after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and was designed to prevent discrimination against those with physical and mental impairments.
Who are we?
We are Access Advocates: a group of caring professionals, from different fields, dedicated to helping our fellow Americans who live with disabilities have full and complete access to all public buildings, in compliance with the spirit and the letter of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The iconic logo for accessibility in modern culture is indicated by a blue sign and the image of…
In today’s world, many people, especially Millennials, are choosing where to live based on a community’s walkability. This rating is calculated from multiple factors, including easy access to public transportation, work, shopping, and entertainment. Basically, the more walkable the community, the less you need an automobile to get around. However, many times a community’s walkability score does not correspond to accessibility for people with disabilities.
Have you ever wondered if the rickety, old, makeshift wheelchair ramp at the entrance to your favorite restaurant, bar, or store is ever just going to collapse under your chair one of these days?
One of the simplest and best indicators of ADA access for a truly accessible shop or office is…
With the holiday shopping season upon us, retailers are giving more attention to merchandise than ADA building compliance. Department stores pack every available space with extra merchandise for the holidays and nowhere is it more crowded than in the store aisles. Retailers view the aisles as extra display space; people with disabilities view them as barriers.