We’re so excited that Fred Maahs, a 360-Access Advisory Board member, is Editor of the new Mélange Accessibility for All magazine! This quarterly digital magazine launched today, just in time for National Disability Employment Awareness month. The parent company, Mélange Magazine Publications, says “This magazine encourages inclusion and accessibility for all while providing a platform…

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I had planned to write a thoughtful article about being a caregiver in the late 1970s and early 1980s, pre-ADA passage. But, time got away from me because we were doing last-minute testing of software all week. The real way we will celebrate #ADA30 tomorrow is in the launch of that software. It is our…

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Everyday we’re asked “what are you doing to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA30)?” We do a little mental celebration of every accessibility feature we encounter, because it means someone was thoughtful about disability inclusion and intentionally included us. But, this month is special! In 25 days, on June 26th…

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Celebrate! This is it, the year the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turns 30.  It has been law for almost half my life … I’m 68 now.   A Little History In the 1960s, when I began to help take care of my aunt Marjorie, the world was a very different place physically and emotionally. …

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From https://www.ada.gov/taxcred.htm To assist businesses in complying with the ADA, Section 44 of the IRS Code allows a tax credit for small businesses and Section 190 of the IRS Code allows a tax deduction for all businesses. Section 44: The tax credit is available to businesses that have total revenues of $1,000,000 or less in the…

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Chicago aims to be ‘most accessible’ city in the nation, Lightfoot saysBy Sara Freund Jul 26, 2019, 4:49pm CDT Over a period of two years, the city will install up to 100 new traffic signals with audible beeps or vibrations to help people with blindness or low vision to cross the street, according to the…

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Accessible Cities United: Enabling Future Cities to be Smart Posted on October 19, 2017 by UNSDN 5 By 2030 more than 60% of the world’s population is projected to live in cities. Urban centers will face key challenges in ensuring that the needs of people living in hardship are met. As cities become smart, they must also provide equal access to the benefits of…

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