ADA Self Driving Vehicles

Is your ADA policy ready for blind drivers

New risks emerge all the time.  We are smack dab in the middle of a robotic revolution, which means that our lives are soon going to be a lot easier.  For disabled individuals, the future means a world where disabilities are a thing of the past.   With all that ease comes a lot more work Read more about Is your ADA policy ready for blind drivers[…]

Your 50lb job description causes serious risk. But not how you think.

The importance of job descriptions is uncontestable.  They are important.  Very important.  They help agencies hire and fire, give employees a sense of direction, and let prospective hires know what they are in store for.  They also have a dark side.  Let’s shine a light on this dirty little secret. Last week I was in Read more about Your 50lb job description causes serious risk. But not how you think.[…]

The Risk Control Show Episode 102 - How To Kill The Bird Scooter In Your City

Ep 102. How To Kill The Bird Sooter In Your City

The Risk Control Show
The Risk Control Show
Ep 102. How To Kill The Bird Sooter In Your City
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Welcome To The Risk Control Show Episode 102. How To Kill The Bird Scooter In Your City Bird is an Electric Scooter Sharing company that enables people to rent one of their electric scooters using an app on their phone. Similar to Uber or Lyft, a user opens the app on their smartphone, locates the nearest Read more about Ep 102. How To Kill The Bird Sooter In Your City[…]

Are your website’s images ADA compliant?

Yes, even websites need to be ADA complaint, especially if you are a public agency.  One of the most common issues in ADA website compliance that I find is with the use of images. Images are worth a thousand words, but only if you can see them.  For individuals with low-vision or blindness, images can Read more about Are your website’s images ADA compliant?[…]

How to see more clearly with ADA beautiful approved font

Smaller fonts save paper, toner, staples and much more.  They also can cost you thousands of dollars in failure to comply with the ADA.  Lately, I have noticed that public agencies are reducing the font size of their meeting and public notices to save space in their outdoor message boards.  While I applaud their diligence Read more about How to see more clearly with ADA beautiful approved font[…]

ADA – Playgrounds and accessible wheelchairs – woodchips, fibar and sand

Okay, this has not been tested in reality yet, but one could only think that there has got to be a better way to address this issue of using sand and woodchips as playground surfacing protection materials.  The issue has been going round and round due to these materials being questioned as to their ADA Read more about ADA – Playgrounds and accessible wheelchairs – woodchips, fibar and sand[…]

Can we install lockers in hallways while disregarding aisle width?

Space is limited in California, so it is also a premium.  And schools are always looking for ways to add space.  One of those methods is adding lockers to hallways, corridors and other passageways.  We often get the question – can we just install lockers in the hallways for our students? Well, the answer is Read more about Can we install lockers in hallways while disregarding aisle width?[…]

Where do we house disabled persons during an emergency? Stairwells? Areas of Refuge? Help!!

Well, we see this a lot.  What we don’t see much of is – compassion.  Remember, you are dealing with human lives and not just checking off a task in your emergency checklist. First, many companies will simply write into their emergency plan to move disabled folks into a stairwell or elevator lobby and leave Read more about Where do we house disabled persons during an emergency? Stairwells? Areas of Refuge? Help!![…]