Tag: Americans with Disabilities Act

How to Make a Kayak/Canoe Launch ADA-Compliant

By Pete Kolaszewski, PE, and Blake Theisen, PLA “And now I sign legislation, which takes a sledgehammer to another wall, one which has for too many generations separated Americans with disabilities from the freedom they could glimpse, but not grasp. Once again, we rejoice as this barrier falls for claiming together we will not accept,… Read More »

Accessible Sidewalks Serve All Users

As simple as it seems, the design of good sidewalks requires a fair amount of technical consideration. Generally we think of sidewalks as a type of transportation infrastructure – a way to get where we’re going on foot – and we tend to overlook the regulations that keep our sidewalks safe and accessible for all… Read More »

ADA Requires Park Designs to Keep People with Disabilities in Mind

By Blake Theisen and Travis Schroeder The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990, providing comprehensive civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities in the areas of employment, public accommodations, and state and local government facilities. Title II of the ADA protects qualified individuals from disability-based discrimination in programs,… Read More »