Back in the Game

April 6th, 2011

We’ve been away from blogging on this site for a few months and have been posting on our FACEBOOK and Twitter Account. We are still fighting the good cause in our efforts to make all building owners responsible in making thier buildings ADA compliant. Visit our FB page at http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Access-Technologies-Services-Inc/268659564730 and at Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/AccessTechLV.

Our 2011 goal is to file 100 cases per week by the end of the year. Please join us and together we can make buildings ADA compliant one building at a time!

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Valuable Articles for Wheelchair Users

August 27th, 2010

We have come across very valuable articles for wheelchair users by Dr. Gene Emmer. The ACCESS Team is very impressed with Gene’s work, and we wanted to pass this info on to our wheelchair user friends.

http://www.newdisability.com/articles.htm

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What is Legal “Standing”?

August 24th, 2010

Our newest video covers your questions on legal standing. Let us know what you think!

We want to help make this a more accessible world, but we need your help! Contact us so we can get started.

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Have you been discriminated against?

August 17th, 2010

Have you been discriminated against?  Check out our new video on YouTube:  

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Ask the Expert!

August 11th, 2010

Check out our latest video on YouTube: 

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Action to Correct ADA Barriers

July 30th, 2010

As promised, here is our more in-depth slide show on how we can correct ADA barriers together.  Check it out and tell us what you think!

ACCESS Presentation on Correcting ADA Barriers

We also have a new YouTube video out on getting these ADA barriers corrected:

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Have you been discriminated against? Talk to the expert architect!

July 26th, 2010

Access Technologies Services, Inc. (ACCESS) is taking its 17 years of ADA accessibility compliance experience to the wheelchair occupant:

Together, let’s make all Public Accommodations and Services Operated by Public Entities ACCESSIBLE!

  • Have you been discriminated against?  Talk to the expert architect!
  • We are your vehicle of help!  Tell us of your ADA accessibility experience.
  • We will tell you if your experience is an ADA violation.
  • We will guide you in making that ADA violation go away for you and other wheelchair occupants.
  • Free legal help is available – the law is on your side!

Check out our video on YouTube: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08W7JiwXi74 

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We are getting some questions on medical diagnostic equipment accessibility.

May 10th, 2010

The answer is no, not all medical diagnostic equipment is required to be accessible, in the opinion of ACCESS.  There are extenuating conditions where it is not possible for a specific piece of equipment to be accessible, but you want that opinion to come from ACCESS.  In the majority of situations when the ACCESS audit finds the equipment not accessible, the items in the audit will be addressed one at a time.  Solutions are always a team effort, with ACCESS directly involved.  ACCESS likes to think that after 16 years of specializing in accessibility compliance we have seen everything at least once.

The real challenge is to stay ahead of the “civil rights” lawyers, who are filing more ADA non-compliance lawsuits each year.

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Have you read the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”, all 906 pages regarding medical diagnostic equipment?

May 6th, 2010

The wake-up call for all business with products that do not meet these new requirements is now.  Attorneys throughout the country are looking for ‘deep pockets’ and they are honing their civil rights law skills as they file lawsuits for non-compliance in regards to accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and/or the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008.

ACCESS is a known leader in accessibility compliance with over 16 years of experience in this highly specialized field.

This is the health care bill that was just passed by Congress.  The U.S. Department of Justice was obviously getting complaints from the handicapped that the medical diagnostic equipment was not being designed to be accessible.  Accessibility compliance is required by the Civil Rights law of the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act of 2008 (PL110-325), which became effective on January 1, 2009, and as found in chapter 126, “equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities”.

Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) has been directed by Congress to develop accessibility standards for medical diagnostic equipment.

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Is there an accessibility standard for products? The answer is an emphatic yes!

May 4th, 2010

The U.S. Congress has been passing civil rights laws that have a direct effect on product accessibility since the 1960’s.  Building code has the American National Standard (ICC/ANSI A117.1), which has a direct effect on product accessibility that dates back to the early 1960’s.  The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) has been writing accessibility standards for product accessibility since the 1970’s.  Over the years, both the Access Board and the ICC/ANSI A117.1 have elaborated with greater specificity on product accessibility standards for compliance.  There really is nothing new, just greater definition.

ACCESS is a known leader in accessibility compliance with over 16 years of experience in this highly specialized field.  ACCESS has a product accessibility program with the statement, “Certified ADA accessible by ACCESS.”

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