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ADA 101 – Door and Gate Opening Force

404.2.9 - Door and Gate Opening Force The force for pushing or pulling open a door or gate other than fire doors shall be 5 pounds maximum. The maximum force pertains to the continuous application of force necessary to fully open a door, not the initial force needed to overcome the inertia of the door.

404.2.9 – Door and Gate Opening Force The force for pushing or pulling open a door or gate other than fire doors shall be 5 pounds maximum. The maximum force pertains to the continuous application of force necessary to fully open a door, not the initial force needed to overcome the inertia of the door.

More Suburbs Comply with ADA in Fear of Losing Federal Funding

ADA Compliant

ADA Compliant

Now more than 28 years old, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has literally paved the way to help people with mobility impairments navigate their communities.

While many communities are making good progress to develop up-to-date transition plans, something BlueDAG has been very successful in, some communities are pushing forward with substantial ADA projects to avoid the potential risk of losing federal funding.

In Minnesota, many communities are developing their transition plans to ensure their communities are accessible for all residents, and to ensure the money they receive from the federal government is protected.

Read to full story at http://www.startribune.com/afraid-of-losing-federal-funding-more-suburbs-plan-to-comply-with-ada/504272442/

ADA 101 – Off Street Parking Access Aisle

502.3 - Off Street Parking Access Aisle Access aisles serving parking spaces shall adjoin an accessible route. Two parking spaces shall be permitted to share a common access aisle. Access aisles serving car and van parking spaces shall be 60 inches wide minimum, and span the full length of the parking spaces.

502.3 – Off Street Parking Access Aisle
Access aisles serving parking spaces shall adjoin an accessible route. Two parking spaces shall be
permitted to share a common access aisle. Access aisles serving car and van parking spaces shall be 60 inches wide minimum, and span the full length of the parking spaces.

U.S. Access Board Corrects 43 Barriers at Federal Facilities

Van Accessible Parking

Van Accessible Parking

In FY 2018, the United States Access Board resolved 43 architectural barriers at federal facilities. While the corrective actions varied, parking and entrance access were two of the primary areas people filed complaints against. Two easy fixes that brought many facilities closer to full compliance were installing van accessible parking spaces and automatic door openers.

Read the full story at

https://www.access-board.gov/news/1940-access-board-resolves-43-architectural-barriers-act-cases-through-corrective-action-in-fy-2018

Town of Hudson Uses Park Funding for ADA Improvements

Town of Hudson Centennial Beach (Daily News and Wicked Local Photo)

Finding ways to fund ADA renovations at public parks isn’t always easy. The Town of Hudson, Massachusetts, made it a priority and is using community preservation funding to restore its beachfront park. In addition to retrofitting its 50-year-old bathhouse, it’s also adding accessible walkways that will act as an erosion barrier.

Read the full story at

https://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/20190102/hudson-is-seeking-to-renovate-centennial-beach

ADA 101 – Accessible Site Arrival Points

ADA 206.2.1 - Accessible Site Arrival Points At least one accessible route shall be provided within the site from accessible parking spaces and loading zones.

ADA 206.2.1 – Accessible Site Arrival Points
At least one accessible route shall be provided within the site from accessible parking spaces and accessible passenger loading zones; public streets and sidewalks; and public transportation stops to the accessible building or facility entrance they serve.

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