National ADA Network

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT

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The Central Location of the National ADA Network is at the Merrell Institute. Our address is:

NATIONAL ADA NETWORK

MERRELL INSTITUTE FACILITY

1461-16 LAKELAND AVE., BOHEMIA, NY 11716

 

SCHOOLS IN NEW YORK STATE THAT ARE NOT IN ADA COMPLIANCE

 

There are trade schools in New York State that are not in ADA compliance. What does this mean to disabled individual rights?  If your school/classrooms are on the second or third floor and the only way of accessing your classroom is via stairs, you are violating the rights of those with disabilities, specifically those in a wheel chair.  This is a NYS and Federal Violation and if requires you to make needed changes to accommodate those with disabilities.  We have surveyed multiple schools and found that the schools do not have ADA compliant bathroom/lavatory facilities. This is a clear violation on NYS and Federal guidelines. Further, classrooms must accommodate those with walkers, canes, crutches and those who use a wheelchair to be able to be mobile. In the next 120 days, testers (private testers) will be verifying ADA compliance of schools in NYS and sending the findings to both NYS and the Federal Government. Persons with Disabilities have rights and schools that do not comply with the rights of Disabled Americans should not be allowed to run and host classes in facilities which do not meet the strict interpretation of ADA compliant.

 

If you know of a school which is in violation of ADA regulations, simply let us know. Send an email to NationalADANetwork@gmail.com and give us the school name and address of the school in violation. It will be verified and appropriate action will be taken.

 

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Our e-mail address is NationalADANetwork@gmail.com

Bill C. Merrell, Ph.D., National Chair: 2021-2025