Access Advocates is an organization committed to the purpose of making buildings more accessible to people with disabilities.
In the media lately, the focus on diversity is often missing a big segment of other voices among the population. Conversations about race, culture, religion, and gender are making headlines. But what about you? Are your concerns being addressed?
The Americans with Disabilities Act is an important piece of legislation for any American with Disabilities. It guarantees the rights of equal access to all Americans, specifically to those with disabilities.
If you are a person with a disability, it is possible you have heard about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and have wondered what exactly it is. The ADA is a law that protects your rights in the public and has the purpose of preventing discrimination in these areas.
No one wants to be discriminated against. No matter who you are, you have the same rights to life and equality as everyone else. This is the purpose behind the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.
The Americans With Disabilities Act requires businesses to provide reasonable access to people with disabilities. There are design provisions and rules that are readily available to all builders and designers. Older buildings also have to be in compliance with the ADA, but there are a few exceptions granted to them.
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.