ADA Compliance

Read: Florida Appeals Court Temporarily OKs Ban on School Mask Mandates

Florida Appeals Court Temporarily OKs Ban on School Mask Mandates

The judge previously deemed local school districts’ mask mandates are limited and reasonable, and are exempted under the state’s “Parents’ Bill of Rights” law.

Read: Florida Parents Sue Governor Over Barring of Mask Mandates in Schools

Florida Parents Sue Governor Over Barring of Mask Mandates in Schools

The parents of 15 school children with disabilities say the mask mandate ban violates the ADA.

Read: Iowa City Community Schools to Make All Playgrounds ADA-Compliant

Iowa City Community Schools to Make All Playgrounds ADA-Compliant

After parents filed a complaint, the Department of Justice surveyed 12 playgrounds and found more than 200 adjustments that needed to be made to comply.

Read: ASSA ABLOY Debuts Hands-Free Door Opening Solutions

ASSA ABLOY Debuts Hands-Free Door Opening Solutions

ASSA ABLOY accelerated its product development pipeline to deliver solutions that help reduce skin-to-surface touching, according to the company.

Read: Are Your Classroom Locks Functional or Mere Security Illusions?

Are Your Classroom Locks Functional or Mere Security Illusions?

Some campuses are still turning to barricade devices to lock classroom doors. Here are five potential unintended consequences of using these devices.

Read: Historic UMass Amherst Chapel Made ADA Compliant by Boston Architecture Firm

Historic UMass Amherst Chapel Made ADA Compliant by Boston Architecture Firm

The historic chapel, originally built in 1884, was closed to the public for nearly 20 years due to code and access deficiencies.

Read: A Warning About Non-Code-Compliant Door Barricade Devices

A Warning About Non-Code-Compliant Door Barricade Devices

Most door barricade devices don’t comply with ADA and NFPA codes. They also pose other risks.

Read: Next Level Crisis Planning for Students with Disabilities

Next Level Crisis Planning for Students with Disabilities

When doing access or functional needs crisis planning, let go of labels or diagnoses and concentrate on practical abilities or disabilities that pertain to emergency response.

Read: Conducting Site Assessments for Students with Disabilities

Conducting Site Assessments for Students with Disabilities

Access or functional needs (AFN) site assessments should cover landscaping, architecture and security, as well as indicators of how well people appreciate, support and communicate with each other, and how functional the school is as a center of teaching and learning.

Read: How Man’s Best Friend Could One Day Trigger Alarms and Emergency Alerts

How Man’s Best Friend Could One Day Trigger Alarms and Emergency Alerts

Georgia Institute of Technology is training dogs to communicate using wearable devices that can activate personal response systems (PERS) and other alarms.

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