C.T. Male Associates Celebrates the ADA 30th Anniversary
July 26th marks the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This sweeping civil rights legislation expanded on the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities by federally funded entities.
The ADA covers all aspects of public life, prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations and telecommunications. ADA provisions cover approximately 20% of the U.S. population who have a disability, which is more than 56 million Americans. The ADA was amended in 2008 to ensure the meaning and interpretation of the ADA definition of “disability” would be broadly construed and applied without extensive analysis so that all individuals with disabilities could receive the law’s protections.
C.T. Male Associates is committed to the design of accessible and useable buildings and facilities, making sure that people with disabilities have access to, and can benefit from, all programs and services being offered. This commitment ensures that everyone is treated with compassion, fairness, integrity and respect as we work with each other, stakeholders and the public.
For more information on how C.T. Male Associates can assist with an evaluation of your existing facility and how they apply to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please contact:
Richard A. Campagnola, R.A.
Principal Architect/Code Enforcement Official