Commercial Construction & Renovation

MAY-JUN 2017

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CLEARING A PATH signage, building directories, facility lighting ("ambience", if it's essential to the experience), and so much more. Title II of the U.S. Department of Jus- tice regulations for Title II requires that: a public entity shall operate each service, program, or activity so that the service, pro- gram, or activity, when viewed in its entirety, is readily accessible to and usable by indi- viduals with disabilities." This is known as the program access stan- dard. Title II requires that qualified individuals with disabilities must also be provided an "equal opportunity to participate in" and "enjoy the ben- efits of " programs, services and activities. Title III does not have as specific a pro- gram access standard for places of public ac- commodations. Instead, it specifies that "goods and services" provided by a public accommoda- tion must be "readily accessible and usable" to people with disabilities. The phrase, "useable to people" provides the similarity with program access requirements of Title II. The wording in both Title II and Title III deliberately is subjective about how we build and deliver programmatic access. Program access is an abstract concept. It refers to the way we participate in life, typically through our senses (touch, taste, sight, touch and sound). COMMERCIAL TRANSFORMATIONS MAY/JUNE 2017 ISSUE 1 MCINTOSHTRANSFORMS.COM 180

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