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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LIFT-U® Division of Hogan Mfg. is pleased to announce the introduction of the Accessor III Performance Lift to their line of unique wheelchair lifts. The Accessor III is named the Performance Lift because it performs its function of providing accessibility with features that are not available on other vertical platform lifts.    

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Courtroom Wheelchair Lifts are commonly provided with self-closing gates which have always been an acceptable solution. Per the definitions in ASME A18.1, lift gates are to be self-closing. Meaning, a manually operated gate that closes when released by means of a spring hinge or gravity. ADA guidelines recommend wheelchair lifts should be independently operated. Manually…

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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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