Accessibility Services Works Behind the Scenes to Bring America into the 21st Century

Accessibility Services Works Behind the Scenes to Bring America into the 21st Century

By Kristen Parisi|2021-04-06T14:08:26-04:00April 1st, 2021|

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Not only are ACS staff knowledgeable about accessibility codes, but some of them have helped write the codes.

Arriving at a location and facing barriers that impede your entry or access can be a source of never-ending frustration for people with disabilities. It would be logical to think that over 30 years after the ADA, these barriers would be a thing of the past, but they remain prevalent.

Many nondisabled people think “accessibility” simply pertains to bathrooms and elevators or ramps, but as wheelchair users, we understand it’s much bigger than that. While we each do our part to educate and improve access in our daily lives, wouldn’t it be nice if there was someone else fighting behind the scenes on our behalf? It turns out there is.

Over 30 years ago, United Spinal Association launched its Accessibility Services division to help shape the country’s accessibility codes, educate the people building America’s future and fight for the accessible future envisioned in the ADA. Today, the division’s legacy [...]

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