Archive | December, 2012

Highlights of the new SB 1186 Disabled Access Law

A bipartisan effort between Senator Bob Dutton (R-Rancho Cucamonga) and Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) to curb frivolous lawsuits filed under the guise of the Americans With Disabilities Act was signed into law on September 19th, 2012 by Governor Jerry Brown. This law includes an urgency clause, which was passed 77-0 in the State […]

ADA "HI-LOW" Drinking Fountain Alcove Space – Did You Know?

Federal accessibility code requires that where drinking fountains are provided on an exterior site or on an interior floor, no fewer than two (one standard & one accessible) or one “hi-lo” drinking fountain (an accessible / standard combination unit) shall be provided and those with leading edges more than 27” above the floor must be […]