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 […]
Northern Essex Community College is hosting a series of events called “All Abilities,” April 9th through April 26th, designed to build awareness of disability, diversity, access, and inclusion. These events are free and open to the public. Additional details can be found in the Northern Essex Community Newsroom: Disabilities Celebrated at Northern Essex Community College.
On January 23, 2018, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $37 million of funding will be available “to fight housing discrimination.” Over $30 million of the funding is targeted to its Private Enforcement Initiative grants – “available to organizations that conduct intake, testing, investigation and litigation” under the Fair Housing Act […]
KMA works with several national facility assessment firms and also directly with clients to provide both comprehensive and ASTM Tier ll assessments of existing conditions for conformance with state and federal accessibility requirements. “According to multifamily executives, you can’t do too much due diligence when evaluating a community before agreeing to acquire it.”
Enterprise, a long-standing partner of KMA, was honored in January with the prestigious 2018 Collaborative Achievement Award from the American Institute of Architects for its Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute (AHDLI). Josh was pleased to be a member of the Design Resource Team this past summer at AHDLI in Boston.
“Aging in Place” is receiving a lot of press. WCAI, NPR for the Cape, Coast & Islands, featured a story in December on the changes a Cape Cod resident made to his house that will allow him to “age in place.” As homeowners age being able to stay in their homes safely is increasingly important. […]