Contributed by:
Jarod Fancher
Assoc. AIA

ADA Awareness Day

The official 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act is coming up in July, and the Dallas AIA is organizing a day of awareness and celebration of the benefits and impact the ADA has had on the built environment and the disabled community.

Check out what we have planned:

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Wheelchair for a Day:
A few of our fellow AIA members will use wheelchairs for the day, followed by a happy hour to discuss their experiences, challenges, etc.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Tour:  Lighthouse for the Blind
Beyond the Guidelines:
How a facility to help the visually impaired has gone beyond the ADA requirements to make life better for all.  Tour will be led by Marcel Quimby, FAIA at the George Dahl historic building.

Tour:  Children’s Medical Center  (Box Lunch Provided)
Removing Stumbling Blocks:
We will hear a blind person’s perspective on how the ADA has affected their life, as well as the Proclamation of ADA Awareness Day.  The Children’s Medical Center was the recipient of the 2013 APA / Texas Governor’s Award.

Tour:  Perot Museum
When Design Meets Accessibility:
The Perot Museum of Science and History was the recipient of the 2013 APA/Texas Governor’s Award for Accessibility Design, led by Jennifer Workman from Good Fulton and Farrell with Kim Goss, Registered Accessibility Specialist.

Happy Hour

*CES credits are available for each tour.

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