One thing that we are often asked by our clients is: do accessibility lifts and LULA elevators comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements? In order to answer that, we will first start off with a high level overview of what the ADA is and where it applies. Then, we’ll tackle the question of where accessibility lifts and LULA elevators fit into the equation!Read More
You may have heard of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), but did you know that there are other architectural accessibility laws out there, too? If you are a professional in the construction industry or legal field, you may already be familiar with them, but many people are not. Here is a list of some architectural accessibility laws in the United States:
· The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
· State and local accessibility lawsRead More
Because elevators are so commonplace, it’s easy to forget just how complex these machines are. But an elevator is made of many moving parts, including a car for passengers, doors or gates with special safety sensors, and a drive system, to name a few.
All these parts must work in unison to provide a smooth and secure ride. In order to keep the elevator running smoothly, routine elevator maintenance is key. Read on to learn about the different elevator maintenance requirements for home and LULA elevators.Read More
In the United States, over 61 million individuals have a disability. Studies from the CDC reveal that mobility issues affect 1 in 7 adults, making it the most common type of disability. Individuals with mobility issues often experience difficulty when it comes to walking on stairs.
In light of this, it’s essential to learn how to make stairs handicap accessible. In private homes and businesses open to the public, there are many accessibility solutions for those with mobility issues.Read More
It’s important to make your building as accessible as possible, both for ADA compliance and the comfort of those visiting your establishment.
If you don’t have the space for a standard elevator, there is another option. A limited use/limited application (LULA) elevator makes a building accessible to individuals in wheelchairs.
Read on to learn about LULA elevator dimensions and how one can fit inside your building.Read More