Accessibility

Resource pages for "Accessibility"-related posts for facility managers (FMs), building operations professionals and decision-makers in all industry sectors.


New York City headquarters

Law Firm Brings Workplace Of The Future To Life

Shearman & Sterling’s recent New York office transformation reflects firm's commitment to people, clients, and the environment.
people with disabilities

News From NFPA: Return To Office Considerations For People With Disabilities

During the pandemic, building configurations or uses may have changed in new and significant ways. These can have life safety implications, particularly for people with disabilities.
Olympic museum

The New U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum In Colorado Springs

Officially opened in July 2020, the museum's design is a tribute to the Olympic and Paralympic movements, with Team USA athletes at the center of the story.
ADA compliance

ADA Design Feature: Accessibility And Facilities

Finding ways to make a direct difference in the world can be a challenge, but the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) puts it within reach of every facility manager.
automatic doors

Automatic Doors Required at Public Building Entrances

The International Building Code (IBC) for 2021 mandates the inclusion of automatic doors for entrances to public buildings.
disabilities

COVID-19 And Accessibility

Here are five practical areas for consideration to ensure that people with disabilities in your facility are respected, included in the planning process, and provided the required and appropriate safeguards.
ADA

UpLift From Lexia.Solutions Designed For Improved Wheelchair Access

UpLift Seating and UpLift Entryway are intended to improve access to venue settings for people in wheelchairs, while helping those facilities become ADA-compliant.
ADA Compliance

ADA Compliance For Facilities

Keep current with Americans with Disabilities Act developments to make better facilities decisions.
inclusive playground

We-Go-Round Expands Inclusive Playground Offerings

Inclusive merry-go-round from Landscape Structures delivers spinning sensation to all ages and abilities.
ADA compliance in commercial buildings

Accessibility In Facility Renovations

Here are several keys to achieving ADA compliance in commercial buildings.
accessible design

Pro Bono Services Expand Opportunity For Boston Nonprofit

The Travis Roy Foundation moved into a 2,000 square foot office featuring accessible design, with the support of donated services from several area firms.
International Symbol of Accessibility

FM Alert: Guidance On International Symbol of Accessibility

Some cities and states have adopted a different symbol that was created to be more dynamic and suggestive of movement than the ISA.
Beyond Green

FM Alert: Is Your Facility Beyond Green?

The 2016 Beyond Green™ Awards recognize high-performing, resilient buildings and communities. There’s only two weeks left to submit your project!
Hughes.

ADA Compliance Check: Five Need To Know Updates

It's time for an ADA compliance check as the law's 25th anniversary arrives.

Senior Living Case Study: Care In Construction

Multi-phase improvements at a senior living facility in Ottawa, IL call for a conscious focus on occupant safety.

LVDC Design Guidelines For The Visual Environment | Second Draft Review Period Open

LVDC Design Guidelines for the Visual Environment is now available for second public review; the review period ends November 10.
Dunklin School

K-12 Case Study: Education Renovation

New facility systems and equipment improve the learning environment in a St. Louis, MO suburb.

U.S. Forest Service Strives For Accessible Facilities

Employees were recognized for efforts to increase accessibility for disabled visitors.

FM Issue: Playing With Fire

Safe egress for building occupants is paramount, and existing and just released standards help guide the way. Accessibility isn't just the law; it's very, very good business!

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Wheelchair Lift from Ascension

The Virtuoso Model 5460F is a permanent installed lift that can help meet building code requirements.

Webinars

Modernize to Digitize

Did You Miss Our “Modernize To Digitize” Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn how to contribute to your facility’s sustainability, resiliency and efficiency, while being customer-centric with speed to resolution.
FCA Data

Did You Miss Our “How To Get More From Your FCA Data” Webinar?

Free video webinar features a dynamic discussion on what the next evolution of facility condition assessments (FCAs) means for facility leaders.
The Office Building Of The Future

Did You Miss Our Free “The Office Building Of The Future” Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn how to bring employees back to the office, what the office building of the future looks like, and more.

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[VIDEO] Honeywell Occupant/Tenant Experience Solutions

Take your buildings into the future with end-to-end open solutions that empower occupants, inspire confidence and help you create positive business outcomes.