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Disability discrimination can occur in a variety of places. If you believe you have been treated unfairly because of a disability, you have the right to file an ADA violation complaint with the Department of Justice. An ADA violation may happen in the workplace, grocery store, shopping mall, or virtually any other space. It may even take place as you interview for a job. Only by filing a complaint can you assert your rights to fair treatment and become the impetus for change. The following filing options are available regardless of which kind of ADA violation you would like to submit to the Department of Justice.
An electronic violation submission is likely the swiftest method through which to document your discrimination. For the Department of Justice to do its due diligence in researching your case, be sure to include all pertinent information. Aside from supplying a detailed account of the act of discrimination, you must also provide all contact information so an ADA representative can reach you for further details.
An alternate means of recording and transmitting your ADA violation complaint is through fax. A facsimile is an equally valid way to document your discrimination event for the Department of Justice. Depending on your fax settings, you may request a receipt that confirms the delivery of your complaint.
Postal mail may require more time before you get a response to your ADA violation complaint. Given the tracking and confirmation resources that the United States Postal Service has available, this method can provide peace of mind that your submission was received in a timely manner by the Department of Justice.
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Last updated 6 days ago
While still in office, President George W. Bush signed into law updates to the Americans with Disabilities Act. This video describes those regulation changes.
The Americans with Disabilities Act aims to eliminate discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Now, employees with disabilities have greater protection under the law’s revisions. More conditions, including cancer, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis, are now recognized as disabilities. As a result, those with these medical issues have greater leverage when pursuing legal action against employers who discriminate against them because of such conditions.
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Last updated 10 days ago
Truncated domes are an ADA-approved, detectable warning system designed to assist pedestrians who are blind or visually impaired. This tactile system is comprised of a series of distinctive domes that are detectable underfoot or by cane. To learn more about truncated domes, review these frequently asked questions.
What Do Truncated Domes Look Like?
Truncated domes are manufactured to withstand climate changes and heavy traffic. They are comprised of raised domes or cone-like shapes and are generally made in bright colors like yellow, red, or blue that are designed to resist fading from sunlight. The best truncated domes are crafted from wear and weather-resistant material that absorbs water and prevents slipping.
Where Are Truncated Domes Used?
Like other visual warning systems, truncated domes were created to alert visually impaired and other pedestrians to impending danger from a vehicle, train, stairs, or curb drop-off. Detectable warning systems have been required on hazardous vehicular ways, transit platform edges, and curb ramps since the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessible Guidelines were drafted in 1991. Today, truncated domes are the standard design requirement for detectable warnings for the visually impaired and blind to determine the boundary between the sidewalk and the street.
What Are the Benefits of Truncated Domes?
Because of their unique design, truncated domes are superior to other detectable warning systems such as grooves and striations and are more easily detectable underfoot. Truncated domes guide visually disabled individuals, preventing them from falling, inadvertently stepping into busy roadways, or slipping on a curb ramp or transit platform edge. By alerting all pedestrians to potential hazards, truncated domes help keep sidewalks, intersections, and public roadways safe for everyone.
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Last updated 13 days ago
Train platforms can be dangerous, especially if you are visually impaired. Watch this video for some important tips on how to stay safe on a busy train platform.
First, always step behind the yellow detectable warning system that demarcates the platform drop off. In fact, you may even want to take a step or two back from the warning strip. Be sure to hold your children’s hands whenever you are on or near the station, and never let them play near the tracks.
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Last updated 17 days ago
According to the National Classification of Diseases, there are four levels of vision: normal, moderate visual impairment, severe visual impairment, and blindness. Visual impairment may be caused by refractive errors such as myopia or astigmatism, cataracts, or glaucoma. Visual impairment is the loss of visual acuity, or the inability to see objects as clearly as a healthy person. The visually impaired may also have difficulty seeing a wide vision field, suffer from double vision, or be unable to see at night or in bright light. In order to ensure that the 10 million Americans who are visually impaired have safe and reliable access to public areas, the ADA mandates the application of detectable warning systems and truncated domes in certain places.
Whether you need to equip your jurisdictions’ curbs with ADA-compliant warning strips or want to ensure your clients’ safety at your private business, call the tactile warning systems consultants and sales team at ADA Solutions, Inc. For more information, visit us online or call us today at (888) 485-5726.