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Please keep in mind, accessibility is more than nicely striped parking spaces and a few ramps. It is a way of life!  Access is equal opportunity for everyone and at Accessibility Today, we help make Access possible for all.

Most of the confusion associated with staying compliant with all standards derives from the application of the standards to a specific project or project area, not necessarily the standards themselves. Accessibility Today can and will ensure accurate and timely answers to any and all problems regarding accessibility issues.  


This path is designed so that all experience the same sense of movement both down and into the landscape in the same manner. Railings on both sides of the walkway are useful not only for people using wheelchairs or other mobility aids, but also for a range of people to lean against and rest upon.

David Christensen 

Registered Accessibility Specialist

P.O. Box 1757 Roanoke, Texas 76262

       

 

     
     

 

     
     

 


 Overlook at Mt. St. Helens National Park 

  This overlook at Mt. St. Helens, Washington, provides an excellent example of how materials and attention to detail can make a place 'blend in' and serve the needs of all users, regardless of age, ability, or stature. The small stone curb surrounding the overlook provides a wheel stop for the chair, while also providing a sensory cue to those with sight impairments. As it does these things, it in no way inhibits the view, and in fact presents an appropriate level of 'challenge and support' in what is a wilderness environment (again, note that regardless of ability, many people share the desire to experience the wilderness in a manner that is not 'sterile' or 'rigidly safe'; for more information on this, please see the USDA Forest Service materials on the 'Recreational Opportunity Spectrum'.) Photo taken from the "Exemplars of Universal Design" collection, published by Adaptive Environments.

 

       
             
               
             

     

     

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