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ERIC Number: EJ773296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0003-0945
A Passing Grade
Renner, Jason
American School & University, v78 n10 p44-46 May 2006
Among U.S. children ages six to 14, about one in eight has a disability. To give the five million students with disabilities the same access to facilities as others, schools are required to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Schools not in compliance invite lawsuits and risk losing federal funding or accreditation. Many older public schools are making upgrades, even if it is not legally necessary, because washrooms and other areas in the school are inaccessible for those with disabilities. Manufacturers offer an array of plumbing products to help schools meet accessibility standards. Before selecting products, school administrators should learn more about the latest ADA standards--the ADA Access Guidelines (ADAAG). This article discusses some of the ADA guidelines that affect washroom design. Designers, ADA and code consultants, and product manufacturers are good resources to help schools create accessible washrooms that help students develop good hygiene habits.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990