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ADA Compliant Stairs, Ramps and Handrails

A new realization of the major problems with stairs, ramps and handrails is the lack of understanding of the multiple usages and venues that need considerations.Reminders of the safety considerations necessary to successfully meet the needs related to the venue usage. Clear explanations of the pitfalls, mistakes and solutions related to both new and existing stairs, ramps and handrails. Provided will be resources to turn to for assistance, guides, and solutions. By the way, I am a wheelchair user with a wonderful service dog name Sufra. I know the fear of not being able to safely exit a building in case of an emergency. Consider what solutions you have available to help a wheelchair user to exit the stairway when the elevators are closed off due to the emergency.
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The Importance of Designing Compliant Stairs, Ramps and Handrails for the Safety and Usability for All Users
  • All People With Disabilities
  • Parents With Children
  • Users of Schools, Multi Housing, Large Venues Such as Stadiums, Auditoriums, Theaters and Other Commercial Uses
  • Safety Measures for Outdoor Exposed Stairs, Ramps and Handrails
Common Design Mistakes
  • Assuming the Designers and Construction Contractors Understand the Regulations
  • Not Reviewing the Design in Relationship to the Venue Use and Users
  • Not Understanding the Importance of Emergency Exit Considerations so Everyone Is Safe and Able to Exit Quickly and Safely
  • The Designers and Construction Contractors Do Not Study the Actual Venue Usage for Their Design
Multiple Examples of Designs for All Venues
  • Basic Designs From the Regulations
  • Solutions for Poor Design Situations
  • Thinking out of the Box for Creative, Safe Designs and/or Solutions
  • Esthetics Do Not Have to Suffer for Accessibility
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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Michele S. Ohmes

Michele S. Ohmes

Michele & Associates

  • Michele & Associates
  • Train, consult, and author all aspects of the ADA titles and motivational speaker
  • Worked on the ADA since the very beginning by placing people with disabilities in the working world; success included taking the time to work closely with the employers on how to accommodate each person with common sense, simple solutions so both the employee and employer were winners
  • Past ADA Specialist for the City of Kansas City MO for thirteen years plus three years as a consultant
  • Presented multiple presentations for the American Public Works Association Congresses related to all aspects of the ADA
  • Served on the U.S. Access Board Public Rights of Way committee which not only wrote guidelines for Public Rights of Ways but a wonderful retrofit manual for streets, sidewalks, and intersections •Traveled the country w/the council as a participant in training for the cities we visited including walk-abouts
  • Wrote monthly PROW articles for years for the Public Works Magazine/blog titled the ADA CORNER
  • Write an ADA Questions quarterly article for Perdue University Indiana LTAP newsletter for 8 years
  • Wrote the APWA Publication The ADA and Accessibility Let’s Get Practical and update publication
  • Wrote manuals for police training, applicants for their job search etc. and employer manual for hiring the right person and the ADA
  • Senate approved to serve on multiple MO Statewide committees including the Governor’s Council on Disabilities, MO Protection and Advocacy, MO Independent Living Council, MO Rehabilitation Council, MO Training & Employment
  • Can be contacted at www.michele-able.com
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Product ID: 403886
Published 2019
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