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        January 2019 - Volume 6, Issue 1      
Why Architects Still Struggle with Disability Requirements 28 Years After the Passage of the ADA

Image of George Bush Sr. signing the ADA into lawIn a recent interview, SWA’s Peter Stratton discusses the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act on the building industry and some of the common misconceptions that architects and other designers have when it comes to compliance with the ADA.

ADA Compliance in Puerto Rico

Harold Bravo headshotSWA’s work for the Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration was featured by the ICC in a Friday Faces post on Harold Bravo, Accessibility Consulting Director at SWA and Vice-chair of the ICC Accessibility Exam Development Committee. SWA has been retained to help PRPHA assess its housing stock to identify noncompliance with applicable accessible design and construction requirements.

The Effects of Glass Stairways on Stair Users

Image of circular glass staircaseA study on stairway safety was conducted by Edward Steinfeld of the IDEA Center and Karen Kim, Accessibility Specialist here at SWA. An article detailing their findings will be published in the March 2019 edition of Safety Science.

Designing Accessibility for Hospitality
Jan. 30 | New York, NY
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SWA's Accessibility Team in December

The Accessibility Team took some time for team development in the form of a seminar on Time Management and Mindfulness
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