Businesses & Government
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. – James Baldwin
15% of the world population, or 1 billion people, have a disability (Gartner, December 2013). That represents $8 trillion as the estimated amount of disposable income that is held by people with disabilities and their immediate family and friends. Over 54 million people in the U.S. have a disability, the largest minority group in America.
In this election year it is important that we reach the 15% of voters who have a disability! Here is information to make your campaign information accessible.
DAC can help your business reach this market effectively.
Disability Awareness Training for businesses: join the ranks of Siemens Corporation, Northern Trust Bank, Whole Foods Market, and other businesses to become leaders in disability-aware service. Learn how you and your staff can interact naturally and confidently with people with disabilities. When it’s unfamiliar, it might feel uncomfortable, but we’ve got just the tools for you. Contact Mark Leeper to set up your training now.
ADA Accessibility Requirements: Access means business! DAC can assess the visitor-readiness of your streets and businesses. We want to help you move towards increased economic activity and compliance with existing laws. We can help you discover financial and technical support to help you remove barriers, reduce your liability, provide tax benefits and get customers in the door! Questions about Medical Office accessibility? Click here
One of the most common barriers people with mobility issues face is a small 2” step to the threshold. EZ-ACCESS® knows that a gentle slope can make a world of difference. TRANSITIONS® threshold mats allow for a smooth ground-to-sill transition over doorway thresholds at the entrance to a business and indoors for level changes inside. These attractive mats are portable, quick and easy to take in at night if needed.
- This “welcome” mat – made using recycled rubber – is eco-friendly and can be used safely on nearly any surface
- Stands up well in harsh outdoor conditions
- Features beveled edges for cross-traffic access like sidewalks
- Available in 1-1/2 and 2-1/2 inch heights and can easily be trimmed or notched if needed for a custom fit
- Usable width of 36 inches (40-43 inches overall)
- 850-pound weight capacity
- Available in three colors: Black, Storm Grey, and Hazelnut Brown
Businesses (and homeowners) can purchase these maps for approximately $285. They are available all across the northwest through Norco Medical. You can learn more about this product at their website www.ezaccess.com. Find a dealer near you at www.norco-inc.com.
For more ideas to make your business more accessible download our PDF: 25 ways to make your business accessible
Building a Website? The Department of Justice takes the position that websites are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Find out Seven Things Retailers Can Do Now to make your website accessible!
Questions about Service Animals?
Learn your rights as a business regarding service animals and companion animals. We can provide information and training on how to handle these situations. DAC understands the challenges faced by communities and businesses. Businesses and governments alike risk fines of up to $10,000 for noncompliance should someone decide to file a complaint.
How to Survey your Parking Lot for ADA Accessibility.
This YouTube is an instructional video on helping you to survey your parking lot to provide a more accessible entrance to your business! Not sure how many accessible parking spaces you are required to have? Click here for an easy calculator that can find out about parking and other accessible features your business needs.
Information on recruiting, hiring, retaining and promoting people with disabilities. Targeted at businesses of all sizes this publication addresses leading practices in four key areas: 1) hiring (including strategies for recruiting youth and veterans with disabilities); 2) retention and promotion; 3) providing reasonable accommodations; and 4) understanding responsibilities under the ADA, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other related regulations. Employers can use this tool as an easy reference guide for implementing a new breed of curb cuts – inclusive policies and practices that empower more Americans with disabilities to contribute their skills and talents in the workplace, and more businesses to benefit from them.