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ADA 101 – Title II Existing Facilities

Title II 35.150 - Existing Facilities A public entity must operate each service, program, or activity so that the service, program, or activity, when viewed in its entirety, is readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. This does not require a public entity to take any action that it can demonstrate would result in a fundamental alteration in the nature of a service, program, or activity or in undue financial and administrative burdens. A public entity may comply with these requirements through such means as redesign or acquisition of equipment, reassignment of services to accessible buildings, alteration of existing facilities and construction of new facilities, or any other methods that result in making its services, programs, or activities readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. * Regulation according to A28 CFR 35.150. Only a portion of the law was included in this media. Check additional sections and your state’s accessibility laws for further details.ADA Title II 35.150 – Existing Facilities

A public entity must operate each service, program, or activity so that the service, program, or activity, when viewed in its entirety, is readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.

This does not require a public entity to take any action that it can demonstrate would result in a fundamental alteration in the nature of a service, program, or activity or in undue financial and administrative burdens.

A public entity may comply with these requirements through such means as redesign or acquisition of equipment, reassignment of services to accessible buildings, alteration of existing facilities and construction of new facilities, or any other methods that result in making its services, programs, or activities readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.

* Regulation according to 28 CFR 35.150. Only a portion of the law was included in this media. Check additional sections and your state’s accessibility laws for further details.

Students with Disabilities Need More Infrastructure Support

Student with disability travels down the ramp that leads to Blegen Hall on Thursday, April 18. He said the ramp is often filled with people walking, so he has to wait for his route to clear.

Understanding the needs of students is a challenge. Understanding the needs of students with disabilities is even more challenging, especially when trying to understand what they need getting to school, moving around campus, and to be active participants in the classroom. Recently, the Minnesota Daily spotlighted uncommon barriers students with disabilities face each day. Things like four-foot wide ramps and four-person elevators meet ADA standards but are not adequate when students with disabilities are competing with able-body students for their use. The lesson we all need to remember is that ADA coordinators and stakeholders with disabilities need to be at the table when planning infrastructure and facility projects.

Source:
Day-to-day life differs for those with disabilities at the University
Audrey Kennedy, Minnesota Daily
April 29, 2019
https://www.mndaily.com/article/2019/04/n-day-to-day-life-differs-for-those-with-disabilities-at-the-university

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