Accessibility Options for Schools

Symmetry Vertical Platform Lift Upper Landing in School Gymnasium

Inclusion within an educational environment goes beyond the rights protected by the ADA. Educational facilities are required to provide equal access to those with mobility impairments. Providing an accessible route and accessible means of egress is important to a safe and accessible administration of education.

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Constructing the Elevator Shaft

Home Elevator Shaft

When working on a project which includes a home elevator or limited use limited application elevator, understanding the anatomy of the structure will assist in seamless construction. Whether an elevator is to be installed immediately or the elevator shaft (or hoistway) is being installed for an elevator to be added in the future, a comprehensive understanding of the components is necessary.

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The Many Applications of a LU/LA Elevator

LU/LA Elevator Applications

The Limited Use, Limited Application elevator (LU/LA) is an elevator designed to provide access in low occupancy/low rise commercial buildings where a traditional passenger elevator is not feasible or required by code. These elevators are limited in use and in application, and provide an ideal solution for specific settings like schools, churches, multi-family housing units, libraries and more.

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Planning Your Conveyance Project

Symmetry Vertical Platform Lift Conveyance Project

You have taken the time to plan the best accessible route, and done your best to know the local building and accessibility codes, but have you reached out to the people with the most knowledge of accessibility in your local market; the installing distributor? Accessibility is an industry that is heavily regulated by code.

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The Beginning of Accessibility

Home Elevator for Accessibility

Did you know that twenty-two years prior to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the federal government was already making strides to increase accessibility in federally funded building projects? In 1968 Lyndon B. Johnson signed a law entitled The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA).

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