Thanks and congratulations to Lisa Pilorz and J Garofalo for being part of KMA’s evolution. They have helped many thousands of people throughout the US live and learn with greater ease because of their work and advancement of universal design. KMA is proud to promote both of these people. Read more.
Mark Armstrong AIA, Tom Ciesielski AIA, Verónica Mansilla RA, and Andru Ihli joined KMA last quarter. These universal design experts expand KMA’s residential design and consulting capabilities, as well as increase capacity to design creative public spaces that are universally accessible. Read more.
You don’t want to miss KMA’s workshops at this year’s ABX: 11/6/19, 10:30 am, WE13: Accessibility in Affordable Housing: One Project, Four Codes Josh Safdie, Stephane Pierre Louis, and Tejal Mhatre will identify conflicts in scoping among the ADA, FHA, UFAS, and 521 CMR and standards for both new construction and alterations, and the panelists […]
David Kessler and Josh Safdie were honored to serve on the task force advising Massport on this initiative. The Boston Globe article explains that “passengers with disabilities, such as the blind, deaf, and those with other physical and cognitive handicaps, will be able to declare themselves disabled on the Uber and Lyft apps when they […]
The Wentworth Institute of Technology Center for Engineering, Innovation and Sciences, on which we consulted with Leers, Weinzapfel and Associates, has been awarded an AIA New England Design Award. You can read more about the project at World Architecture News.
KMA Designer/Access Planner Lameece Kanan participated in The Boston Architectural College commencement activities last week! Lameece completed her Master of Architecture in December 2018. We’d like to congratulate Lameece for her hard work and dedication and look forward to her future successes.
While adhering to fair housing standards may be expensive, failing to adhere to them is even more expensive. The NYT shares some insights in its recent article “Where Luxury Meets Accessibility.”
Interesting article and diagrams about designing a home for a blind client: Teaching a blind client how to read her new home: a glyphic language in the floor
As reported by the United States Access Board: As of June 2, movie theaters showing digital movies must provide a means for delivering closed captioning and audio description under rules issued under the ADA by the Department of Justice (DOJ). Issued 18 months ago, the rules supplement provisions in DOJ’s ADA regulations on provision of […]
Last week, the day before Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Microsoft unveiled its Xbox adaptive controller. Priced at $100 with two USB connections and 19 ports, this controller is a game changer! CNet offers a deep dive on the development of this controller and the mechanics of its use in Ian Sherr’s article, Microsoft’s new Xbox controller […]