Answer Line: Accessibility question a tough one to answer – Longview News-Journal – Longview, TX

I’m going to tell you what I found to be some of the applicable standards and tell you how you can file a complaint if you still think this building might be violating those standards. What I will not do is issue an opinion on whether the building meets accessibility standards, because I can tell you that after spending just a little time trying to read and understand the many requirements, I am certain I’m not qualified to make such a judgement.

I will start by telling you, though, that Texas has its own accessibility standards and a permitting and inspection process in place to try to ensure this kind of new construction is accessible to people with disabilities. I’m told the state standards pretty much are the same as the federal standards. The difference is that Texas takes a proactive approach by being involved in implementing those standards during the construction process instead of enforcing them only on a complaint basis after construction is finished.

Curated by (Lifekludger)
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