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by Richard Acree of ADA Inspections Nationwide, LLC

ADA Done Right - Accessible Features at Hale Koa Pool in Honolulu

Recently the Hale Koa Hotel in Honolulu was renovated including accessible ramps and a wet play area at the Hale Koa Pool complex. The pool is a multi-level installation with a lower pool and an upper-infinity pool. It is very nice and the design includes ramps down into the lower level and up to the infinity pool.

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ADA Done Right at OAK Airport Power Station - 10/3/19

At the Oakland Airport power charging station, not only is there a clear space for disabled individuals in a wheel chair to pull up to the counter for the charging station, there are also three electrical outlets available from that clear space, one has both the 110-120 VAC receptacle and slots for USB ports to power up devices, and there is a large pictogram ISA sign that is easy for disabled and non-disabled to see. This is a great example of ADA done right!

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Richard Acree and ADAIN Certified as a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB)

Richard Acree and ADA Inspections Nationwide, LLC, (ADAIN) have been certified as a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). With this certification, Richard and ADAIN have been added to the VA Vendor Information Pages (VIP) at https://vip.vetbiz.gov/ .

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TN Law Limiting Accident Victim Settlement Rejected in Williamson County

Recently a Tennessee law limiting how much money accident victims can receive in a settlement was rejected in a Williamson County (TN) court. Judge Michael Binkley struck down a cap on compensatory damages in a case that went to trial in March, ruling that the cap, first passed in the 2011 legislative session, is unconstitutional.

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Should an Injury Accident Settlement include the Cost of Home Modifications?

I suggest the cost of home modifications (or relocation) should be included in the settlement for an injury incurred in an accident. If you are the victim of an injury accident, and you are suing the person or insurance company responsible for damages, I recommend you include the costs of any home modifications (or replacement) in the lawsuit.

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Virtual Inspection for Aging-in-Place Home Modifications

Richard Acree, as a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS), offers consulting services to assist with aging-in-place home modifications. Normally this will involve an onsite property inspection to identify any barriers to mobility. If desired, a preliminary virtual inspection can be completed using plans and specifications for the home.

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Richard Acree Featured in FL Herald Tribune Article about Accessible Entries

Richard Acree was featured in an article about accessible entries published in the FL Herald Tribune by Michael Moore Jr., Staff Writer in Sarasota. The article, Aging in Place: How you get inside your house matters, explains that there is a lot to consider when weighing the possibility of growing older within the comforts of your own home.

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Richard Acree Featured in FL Herald Tribune Article about HB 93

Richard Acree was featured in an article about HB 93 published in the FL Herald Tribune by Michael Moore Jr., Staff Writer in Sarasota. HB 93 as a measure that would provide individuals with tax breaks when purchasing some items designed to help people age in their own home.

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H.R. 1423 Introduced to Eliminate Forced Arbitration in Discrimination Disputes

According to an article in CNBC, the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on Tuesday afternoon passed a bipartisan bill known as H.R. 1423, the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act, that would end forced arbitration in most legal cases. Experts say they expect the legislation to pass in the full House as well.

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Richard Acree Attends TN Disability Coalition 2019 Public Policy Retreat

Richard Acree of ADA Inspections Nationwide, LLC, attended the 2019 Public Policy Retreat hosted by the TN Disability Coalition on September 4-5, 2019 at the Inn & Conference Center at Montgomery Bell State Park in Burns, TN. During the retreat Richard spoke at length regarding enforcement of current ADA laws.

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Protruding Objects in Office Buildings, Apartment Buildings, and Condominiums

Protruding objects are installations in a facility that project more than 4 inches from a wall or hang within 80 inches of the finished floor or ground. If you suspect a violation of the rules for accessibility in an office building, apartment building, or condominium please call Richard at 615-752-0060 to discuss.

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Grab Bars Installed in Showers for Aging-in-Place Home Modifications

Aging-in-place installations cover many different elements in the home. This article is about grab bars in showers. A Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) can help with aging-in-place installations.

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Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital Sued by DOJ for ADA Discrimination Against Deaf

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital (RMH) was sued by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) after a complaint from four (4) people, three (3) of whom are deaf, who alleged that RMH personnel failed to provide sign language interpretive services when necessary to ensure effective communication with the four Complainants.

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