A recent article titled, “The New Accessible Courtroom”  in Correctional News by Mr. Robert Schwartz, with HOK, addresses the current ADA Standards, also known as the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design and how they apply to providing accessibility in courtrooms. While ramps provide one option, they have a large impact on available square footage.  The use of…

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Article By: Don Oehrlein, Lift-U Division of Hogan Mfg., Inc. Courtroom Lifts came into being in the mid-1990s to meet the newly implemented ADA requirements of providing accessibility in public buildings. Most lift installations were designed on-site and installed without a lot of coordination between the architect, the lift manufacturer, and the millwork contractor. The…

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The Department of Justice and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Revised the Standards for Accessible design on September 15, 2010. Accessibility The two primary sources for accessibility information are: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – Architectural Barriers Act (ABA)Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG). The American National Standards Institute (ICC/ANSI A117.1). Many people use the term…

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A Status Report from the Department of Justice This Status Report covers the ADA activities of the Department of Justice during the third quarter (July – September) of 2010. This report, previous status reports, and a wide range of other ADA information, including the consent decrees and formal settlement agreements mentioned in this report, are…

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