Month: June 2021

Cannon County, Tennessee Resolves ADA Complaint Over Sports Facility

Seal of the United States Department of Justice NASHVILLE – Cannon County, Tennessee has resolved a complaint that it was constructing a school sports facility that did not comply with the accessibility standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), announced Acting U.S. Attorney Mary Jane Stewart for the Middle District of Tennessee.

“We appreciate the willingness of the County and Cannon County Schools Director William Curtis to resolve these issues so that all individuals with disabilities – students and spectators – can utilize a sports facility that complies with the ADA for years to come,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Stewart. “This successful resolution was achieved because of concerned citizens, who are the eyes and ears of their communities and help this Office ensure that there is equal access in all areas of the Middle District.”

On April 23, 2019, the United States notified Cannon County that it was investigating a complaint that the sports facility was not being constructed in accordance with ADA standards, and specifically did not comply with parking, signage, and accessibility requirements. The United States sought information on the status of the construction, including photographs and architectural plans to demonstrate ADA compliance. Cannon County promptly responded to the requests.

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ADA 101 – Bathtubs With Permanent Seats Control End Wall

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 607.4.1.2 code text and example pictures 2010 ADAS 607.4.1.2 Bathtubs With Permanent Seats Control End Wall

A grab bar 24 inches long minimum shall be installed on the control end wall at the front edge of the bathtub.

Citation according to 2010 ADAS. Check your state’s accessibility laws. Some states such as California, Georgia and Florida have additional requirements and standards.

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