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ADA and Universal Design

Getting Started

What is ADA?

Enacted in 1990, The Americans with Disabilities Act makes it illegal to discriminate against people with disabilities. As part of the ADA, guidelines were established to ensure equal access to public facilities and services to people with disabilities. The ADA sets out design and engineering standards to make public restrooms and other facilities accessible to disabled people.

Why ADA and engineering?

It is very common for architects and contractors to follow only their local building codes, which may not porivde the same degree of accessibility to persons with disabilities. Compliance with local building codes does not ensure compliance with the ADA.

ADA and Engineering in Education

ADA and Engineering in Practice

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