Accessibility & Accommodations - Best Practices for Creating Barrier Free Environments for People with Disabilities

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ADA in Details: Interpreting the 2010 Americans with Disabilities ACT Standards for Accessible Design

Janis Kent


Integrate your designs with compliant access interpretations ADA in Details provides a visual interpretation of the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for a convenient, go-to reference of pertinent scoping, technical requirements, and sourcing information. Architects, designers, and everyone else involved in the built environment can turn to this authoritative resource to understand accessibility compliance for places of public accommodation, commercial facilities, and public buildings. Every detail is presented with both a clear explanation and illustrations that synthesize federal regulations and the 2016 California Building Code (CBC). A reference of this scope presenting visual detail examples and specifications for both newly constructed and existing facilities enables you to: Get up to speed on accessibility standards and requirements Differentiate the CBC from the ADA Standards with color contrasting text and graphics for immediate clarification Keep a solutions guide at your fingertips for accessible routes, site features, architectural elements, restrooms, and more Quickly find requirements for specialty areas of accessibility, including assembly areas, kitchens, storage spaces, hospitality and recreational facilities, as well as dwelling units Integrate accessibility into any space with ADA in Details.

After The Diagnosis: The Journey Beyond

Trish Robichaud, Sylvia McGrath, et al.


If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with a chronic illness we are sure you will find this book to be a valuable resource for years to come. This book offers both insight and support while guiding you through the different stages that are involved when you learn that you have a chronic illness. "After The Diagnosis: The Journey Beyond" was written by authors who have walked down this path in their own life and want to let you know that you are not alone on your journey.

Disabled Voices Anthology


Written and illustrated by the Disabled community about the Disabled community in North America, Disabled Voices is an international anthology collection of short stories (both fiction and non-fiction), personal essay, poetry, and artwork. Featuring both new as well as established authors, Disabled Voices is comprised of submissions written by Canadian, American, and UK authors. ​A first of its kind, Disabled Voices captures life as a Disabled person: from the bad and ugly, to the good and victorious, and anything in between. Likewise, some pieces may not fit the mainstream idea of what the Disabled community is. This is a must have book for members of the Disabled community, but it is also very necessary to bring awareness and understanding to readers of all kinds.

Guide on Surviving and Dealing with ADHD & Dyslexia: Find Out Everything You Need to Understand About Persons with ADHD and Dyslexia and Discover Inte

Cleta Arun M. D.


Dyslexia іѕ a learning disorder that іnvоlvеѕ difficulty rеаdіng duе tо problems іdеntіfуіng speech sounds and lеаrnіng how thеу relate tо lеttеrѕ аnd wоrdѕ (decoding). Alѕо саllеd reading dіѕаbіlіtу, dуѕlеxіа аffесtѕ аrеаѕ оf thе brаіn that рrосеѕѕ lаnguаgе. People wіth dуѕlеxіа hаvе nоrmаl іntеllіgеnсе and usually hаvе nоrmаl vision. Mоѕt сhіldrеn wіth dуѕlеxіа саn ѕuссееd іn ѕсhооl wіth tutоrіng or a ѕресіаlіzеd education program. Emotional ѕuрроrt аlѕо plays аn important rоlе. Thоugh there's no сurе fоr dyslexia, early аѕѕеѕѕmеnt and іntеrvеntіоn rеѕult in the best оutсоmе.Sometimes dуѕlеxіа gоеѕ undіаgnоѕеd fоr years аnd іѕn't recognized until adulthood, but іt'ѕ nеvеr tоо lаtе to ѕееk hеlр. Dуѕlеxіа іѕ a brаіn-bаѕеd ѕресіfіс lеаrnіng dіѕаbіlіtу (LD). It аffесtѕ a person's language аbіlіtу, mаkіng it dіffісult to lеаrn tо rеаd, ѕреll, dесоdе, аnd recognize words. As a rеѕult, reading соmрrеhеnѕіоn, vосаbulаrу, and general knоwlеdgе is rеduсеd соmраrеd tо оthеr сhіldrеn thе same age whо dо not have dyslexia. Rеmеmbеr, dуѕlеxіа іѕ not a rеflесtіоn of іntеllіgеnсе. Most people wіth dуѕlеxіа hаvе normal оr аbоvе-аvеrаgе intelligence.ADHD аnd dyslexia аrе knоwn to frеԛuеntlу со-еxіѕt tоgеthеr. Dr. Russell Bаrklеу еxрlаіnѕ in hіѕ book, Taking Charge оf ADHD: Thе Cоmрlеtе Authоrіtаtіvе Guіdе fоr Pаrеntѕ, thаt сhіldrеn wіth ADHD аrе more lіkеlу to have a lеаrnіng dіѕаbіlіtу than сhіldrеn whо dо nоt have ADHD. The Nаtіоnаl Center for Learning Dіѕаbіlіtіеѕ ѕtаtеѕ that dуѕlеxіа is thе mоѕt prevalent LD and in this book we will discuss more on the effects these disabilities and how they can be managed properly and possibly dealt with.

In Our Shoes: Practical Strategies for Disability Inclusion: Nurturing a Culture of Inclusion Where Everyone Matters

Trish Robichaud


This “one-of-a-kind” guide to accommodating people with disabilities provides a series of 40 problematic scenarios & possible solutions, depicted in a broad variety of settings that illustrate the realities and real-life experiences people with disabilities face every day. The book includes an index for looking up situation-specific information on an as-needed basis. Learn from the Authors… They Know Disabilities! Trish Robichaud, along with co-authors, Carol Jaquith, Peg Ball and Claire Theriot Mestepey, bring their own personal experiences living with disability to this powerful and unique educational book. This right-on-point, disability inclusion resource will increase your confidence around handling disability-related issues as intuitively as responding to any other situation. Eye-opening and heart-warming scenarios, insightful questions and practical suggestions for solutions, the stories inspire as well as teach. Each scenario is 4 parts: (1) A short story about a person encountering a barrier, (2) A couple of questions for the reader to consider to raise awareness, (3) A proposed solution to removing the barrier, and (4) A brief description of the disability or condition that the person in the story has. It will ease any anxiety you may have over handling ambiguous situations that involve people with disabilities.

Non-Visible Disability Disclosure in the Workplace

Erin Ellsworth


This qualitative study investigated messages that employees would construct when disclosing non-visible disabilities in the workplace in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. In addition, respondents were asked what factors they felt a supervisor would consider in making the decision to grant an accommodation. Open-ended survey questions provided a prompt for respondents to construct an original message. The data revealed that the factors identified were consistent with extant literature. Respondents also indicated the factors they felt a supervisor would consider in making the decision to grant an accommodation.The factors from the two points of view provide members of the disabled community, counselors, and supervisors guidelines in creating an environment conducive to disability disclosure. This study responds to the call from Asch (1984) to identify strategies that individuals with disabilities use in interactions, and Jablin?s (1979) assertion that superior/subordinate interactions need to be studied in context.