On Monday, March 18th, Google Doodle featured the Japanese inventor of detectable dome tiles, Seiichi Miyake. His invention changed the world by empowering and protecting individuals with visual impairments to cross streets with greater ease. Fifty-two years have passed since the first dome tiles were installed, and these detectable warning tiles are now part of many cities throughout the world.
ADA compliance for temporary events is just as important as ADA compliance for public areas and private businesses. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prevents discrimination towards individuals with vision loss, hearing issues, and other disabilities. When it comes to accessibility, the ADA outlines certain standards to ensure that public areas, even temporary events, are accessible to people with impairments.
To be as successful as you can in your business, you want to make sure you serve all customers you can. The Americans with Disabilities Act, which became law in 1990, established a set of standards for society, businesses, and public areas that cater to the needs of people with disabilities. While the law sets minimum requirements, companies can (and should) go above and beyond to ensure that people with disabilities feel welcome.