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by Richard Acree of ADA Inspections Nationwide, LLC

Posts in ADA Disability Comment
Hong Kong Disability Park Map Installation

This is a map of a Kowloon city park with braille and conventional lettering. But even more interesting is the tactile map (floor plan) on the left. The elements they have described in the printed information on the right is then built into the map on the left and raised up to indicate what the element might be.

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What's Wrong With This Photo? 10/15/18

This building is only 2 years old but there is a 34 inche wide exterior walking route at the front of the building. 2010 Standard 403.5.1. [Walking Surfaces] Clear Width, states, “[with few exceptions] the clear width of walking surfaces shall be 36 inches (915 mm) minimum.”

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What's Wrong With This Photo? 10/12/18

Accessible car parking spaces shall be 96 inches wide minimum and van parking spaces shall be 132 inches wide minimum, shall be marked to define the width, and shall have an adjacent access aisle complying with 2010 Standard 502.3.

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What's Wrong With This Photo? 10/10/18

2010 ADA Standard 606.5, [Lavatory] Exposed Pipes and Surfaces, states, “Water supply and drain pipes under lavatories and sinks shall be insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. There shall be no sharp or abrasive surfaces under lavatories and sinks.”

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What's Wrong With This Photo? 10/8/18

The dispenser is blocking the maneuvering space to open the door. 2010 ADA Standard 404.2.4, Maneuvering Clearances, states, “Minimum maneuvering clearances at doors and gates shall comply with 404.2.4. Maneuvering clearances shall extend the full width of the doorway and the required latch side or hinge side clearance.”

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MDE - Radiologic Medical Equipment

There are many types of radiologic technologies and medical equipment associated with them, including MRI, x-ray, CT scan, bone densitometry, mammography, and ultrasound. This specialized equipment presents unique challenges for use by individuals with disabilities.

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MDE - Weight Scales ADA Accessibility

Medical providers should have an accessible scale with a platform large enough to fit a wheelchair, and with a high weight capacity for weighing an individual while seated in his or her wheelchair.

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MDE - Exam Tables and Chairs

Is it OK to examine a patient who uses a wheelchair in the wheelchair, because the patient cannot get onto the exam table independently? ANSWER: Generally no.

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Medical Diagnostic Equipment Standards for ADA Accessibility

The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) has issued accessibility standards for medical diagnostic equipment (MDE). The image below shows an adjustable exam table on the left, as an example of MDE.

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Medical Room Clear Space and Turning Space

In order for accessible medical equipment to be usable by an individual who uses a wheelchair or other mobility device, that individual must be able to approach the exam table and any other elements of the room to which patients have access.

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Accessible Medical Exam Rooms

An accessible medical examination room has features that make it possible for patients with mobility disabilities, including those who use wheelchairs, to receive appropriate medical care.

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ADA Settlement Agreement for Charlotte Radiology

Recently the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a settlement regarding a dispute over ADA accessibility against Charlotte Radiology under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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