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 […]
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 […]