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. […]
KMA staff Hazel Ryerson, Certified Aging in Place Specialist, was featured on last week’s WCVB Chronicle episode which highlighted the growing popularity of aging in place. Hazel’s project feature begins at 2:31.
KMA is excited to have been selected again by our colleagues at Enterprise Green Communities for inclusion in their national database of Technical Assistance providers. The database lists qualified experts in topics related to the design, development, and construction of energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and safe affordable housing. Through our inclusion in the database, KMA […]
Construction has recently finished on KMA’s latest residential renovation, a cross-gabled Victorian in Melrose, MA. The project included subtracting an incompatible addition and deck (a former dentist’s office) from the front of the house and replacing them with two new outdoor elements: a semi-enclosed porch with period details and a modern deck, mahogany screen wall, […]
The Preservation League of New York State recently awarded R. Wade Johnson Design an Excellence in Historic Preservation 2017 award for their renovation of the Beekman Hotel. KMA is pleased to have been the accessibility consultant on this project.