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        October 2019 - Volume 6, Issue 4      
Top 10 Accessible Design Oversights: Hotels

Image of Accessible Hotel LobbyOur Accessibility Team works on a wide variety of project types across the country and each comes with its own unique set of challenges. It is common for even our most experienced accessibility consultants to encounter a design problem we have never seen before. However, there are also recurring issues that we see crop up again and again and again; common accessible design oversights that are not difficult to avoid if accounted for early enough in the design process.

5 Misconceptions about Fair Housing Act Design and Construction Compliance

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From “If I comply with the building code, then I comply with the Fair Housing Act” to “Everything is adaptable, so it doesn’t need to work day one” – here are five of the most common misconceptions about the Fair Housing Act that our accessibility consultants hear on a regular basis.

Featured SWA Accessibility Projects

Congratulations to the entire project team on Moxy Downtown for winning the NAIOP DC/MD Chapter Award of Excellence for Best Hospitality Project!

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Check out these animations for two SWA projects currently under construction...

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3900 Wisconsin Ave., Washington, D.C.

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The SoNo Collection, Norwalk, CT
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The Accessibility team participated in a training on dementia by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Using virtual reality goggles, we got the chance to experience a simulation of how dementia affects a person’s relationship to the built environment.

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