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Why Should I Hire a CASp?

Posted by ADA Sign Depot on Sep 06, 2021

Having a business/property reviewed by a CASp shows that business owners care about ensuring equal access for all customers, and the intent to follow the law. A CASp will know which standards apply to a property based on the age of the facility and its history of improvements. While a licensed design professional, such as an architect or engineer, can provide an access compliance evaluation of a facility, only a CASp can provide services that offer “qualified defendant” status in a construction-related accessibility lawsuit.

The good-faith effort of hiring a CASp may lessen a business or property owner's liability and provide certain legal benefits if an accessibility claim is filed against them.

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Price Change of Selected Items in the U.S. from 1980

Posted by ADA Sign Depot on Apr 13, 2021

We already really enjoyed our morning coffee. After viewing this chart, we are appreciating our coffee even more...

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Ice-cream store with special-needs employees overcomes pandemic

Posted by ADA Sign Depot on Nov 19, 2020

Tom Landis was 46 when he gave all he had to open a business he felt called to run. On Dec. 26, 2015, the ice cream store Howdy Homemade opened in Dallas, employing mostly people with special needs, from servers to cashiers to managers. “Howdy,” as Landis calls it, thrived as locals praised the store’s mission and liked the ice cream, too.

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It costs just $16 to buy a one-way ticket on the Amtrak train from Chicago to Bloomington, Ill., unless you're the two people who use wheelchairs and tried to buy tickets recently. They were told their tickets will cost not $16 — but $25,000.

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U.S. Access Board Webinar: Using the ADA and ABA Standards

Posted by ADA Sign Depot on Jan 05, 2020

In 2020, the U.S. Access Board will devote its monthly webinar series to a chapter-by-chapter review of the ADA Standards. These standards govern the construction and alteration of a wide range of facilities covered by the ADA. The sessions will also cover similar standards that apply under the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) to facilities that are federally funded. Presenters will focus on common sources of confusion in the ADA and ABA Standards and frequently asked questions.

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