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Communicate with deaf customers without learning sign language!

Flawless communication with deaf customers is just a “click away”.  Newport restaurant first to become certified as deaf-friendly! This new technology is an absolute “game-changer” for millions of deaf Americans. Lose the pad of paper and pencil. Say goodbye to those awkward interactions with deaf customers as we struggle to communicate and provide goods and […]

Shop Small. Shop Local. In support of Small Business Saturday!

Entrepreneurs drive America’s economy, accounting for the majority of our nation’s new job creation and innovations. According to the U. S. Census Bureau’s 2002 Survey of Business Owners, self-employed individuals who have no paid employees operate three-fourths of U.S. businesses. The U. S. Small Business Administration reports that America’s 25.8 million small businesses employ more […]

Save your business! Update your “Access Policies & Procedures”.

In the world of ADA compliance, facility managers must deal with a lot more than simply ensuring building access.  A plethora of policies, procedures, operational issues, governmental regulations and resulting compliance can — and often does — demand just as much attention. The Federal ADA provides more than design and construction related standards. There are […]

Service Animal or Emotional Support Animal … what’s the difference?

We have all most likely been in a grocery store or a Starbucks and witnessed a customer trying to pass their little dog or even cat off as a “service animal”. I don’t know about you, but this really bugs me, especially when there is a legitimate service animal with their disabled handler close by […]

Low hanging fruit for professional disabled plaintiffs: Breaking down the structure of an ADA lawsuit- Part 1

Low Hanging Fruit For Professional Disabled Plaintiffs: Breaking Down The Structure Of An ADA Lawsuit (Part 1) Everyday, there is a steady stream of ADA lawsuits being filed against both small and large businesses in this country. The truth is many of these suits could have easily been avoided if the defendant had understood some […]

Valuable ADA resources at your fingertips.

With ADA lawsuits on the rise in this country and the fact that there are many grey areas surrounding the accessibility requirements from state to state, it is more important than ever to have access to multiple sources of information and experts knowledge to cut through the fog. Any Architect, Civil Engineer, Designer or access […]

Free parking for disabled coming to an end!

California is just one of many states dealing with a massive “disabled placard” abuse epidemic involving metered street parking. In 1972, California began exempting disabled people from having to pay meter fees and honor posted time restrictions for parking. The policy was meant to reduce transportation barriers for people with disabilities, but it also created […]