Archive for July, 2015

Accessibility, Sound and ADA Compliance: Accommodating the Disabled

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) officially became a law on July 26, 1990 and ensures equal access and opportunity for all people with disabilities in the United States.   In the context of performing arts centers, aging audiences present the challenge of heightening accessibility to preserve loyal patron bases.  Design teams utilize various strategies to assure accessibility in new and renovated facilities.  AD is seeing a direct correlation between room acoustics and accessibil…

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