The Americans with Disabilities Act, enacted in 1990, defined the needs for building accessibility and accommodation particularly for students. Over time there has been a trend to include the same accessibility and reasonable accommodation standards for instructors.
By Robert Kensinger Vice President of Sales Spectrum Industries Inc.
The leaders of America’s colleges and universities want to comply with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), not only because it has been the law since 1990, but because they recognize it’s the right thing to do for their students who face physical and mental challenges to succeeding in the world of higher education. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the evolution of furniture requirements for both students and instructors in the classroom.
The requirements for ADA compliance are defined by the United States Government’s agency Access Board.
In the nearly 27 years since the AD…