Tag Archives: ada compliance

Wheelchair Accessible Yurt in the Blue Ridge Mountains

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Ever hear of a yurt? Well it’s kind of like a very fancy tent that was used by nomads in Central Asia. Recently here in the West they’ve been built for nature lovers that would like a place to stay. Somewhere a cross between the amenities of a log cabin and a tent. They can also be made wheelchair accessible as can be seen by this one in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Bad Design Style: Case #77

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This is a wheelchair ramp made for a museum in Indonesia. While I appreciate the attempt at accessibility, it’s not perfect.

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Wheelchair Accessible Kayak Dock

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So this is really cool, a wheelchair accessible kayak dock located at Lake Cunnigham in Omaha, Nebraska. The lake is popular with many types of water vehicles including kayaks so recently the Parks and Recreation Department made a wheelchair accessible area.

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Bad Design Style: Case #76

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So this is a restaurant’s solution to make their entrance wheelchair accessible. Sorry but that is not a good solution nor is it ADA compliant. Too steep, too narrow, no guards, and too dangerous.

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Bad Design Style: Case #75

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Simply put, move the trash can!

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‘ADA In 3D’ App 1 Year Anniversary Sale

iOS-Simulator-Screen-shot-Mar-5-2013-2.00.01-PMRecently my ADA In 3D app for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices turned 1 year old. To celebrate, the app will be on sale for only $2.99 through the end of June.

ADA In 3D is the ADA building codes fully illustrated and interactive in easy to understand 3D models. Building codes can be hard to understand and visualize, this app makes them easier to understand. Purchase it on iTunes here or on Google Play here.

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Music City Center Wheelchair Ramps

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Last week I attended a convention in Nashville at the brand new Music City Center. A huge and beautiful facility with many places to go inside. Between two of the levels is a ramped pathway which is wheelchair accessible.

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Bad Design Style: Case #74

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Everywhere you go stores are gearing up for the lawn and gardening season. Which means a lot more inventory that needs to be put somewhere, usually the parking lot. Which is fine except that what you see above happens all too often.

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