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ADA Now: Small Business and the ADA

Visitors to this site may be familiar with Ramp Up Idaho, a collaborative project to raise awareness of barriers to commerce posed by lack of access for persons experiencing disability. ADA Now: Small Business and the ADA is a publication of the ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program, and—as you might guess—presents great information and resources for small business owners.

As in the Ramp Up Idaho materials, this new brochure reminds us all that Access Means Business! The new brochure “may be used as a tool-kit to share with local businesses or as a foundation for trainings in your communities. Each article is also designed to be used as a stand-alone document. ACTCP encourages readers to use and share this issue, broadly.”

 

And please note the upcoming National ADA Symposium

Great Turnout for March 14 Design and Construction Training with Doug Anderson

With 165 confirmed participants in the Boise City Council Chambers—and dozens more following via webcast—we’re very happy with the attendance for this year’s Design and Construction Training. We want to thank the City of Boise and our Fair Housing Forum partners around Idaho for helping us deliver this important training to those who can use it.

The Boise venue drew a large percentage of architects, with additional representation from the building and development industry, and even a civil engineer!

Trainer Doug Anderson with LCM Architects brings decades of experience relative to the creation and implementation of Fair Housing and Access regulations. Prior to his work with LCM, Doug served on the U.S. Access Board, the federal agency responsible for developing guidelines under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) from 2003 to 2011. He chaired the Board from 2009 to 2010.

The Idaho training is one of ten nationwide events sponsored by HUD during Spring of 2017, and organized by Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST, an initiative promoting compliance with the Fair Housing Act design and construction requirements. The program offers comprehensive and detailed instruction programs, useful online web resources, and a toll-free information line for technical guidance and support.