Wheelchair Accessibility Laws

As a dealer of handicap accessible vans, AMS Vans is diligent about keeping current on Wheelchair Accessibility Laws. This section highlights accessibility litigation and examples of obstacles still common in today’s world. We examine accessibility standards for local, state and federal governments. With the current push for greater, universally accessible accommodations, article topics also include advances in accessibility design for web sites, buildings, vehicles, homes and mainstream products.

Handicap wheelchair van

What Makes a Handicap Wheelchair Van ADA-Compliant?

In 1990, Congress signed into a law an historic piece of legislation designed to protect individuals with disabilities. The American with Disabilities Act changed the disabled community forever — particularly with respect to employment, government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation. And, later, 42 U.S.C. § 12101 changed the way this country made the handicap wheelchair van…

Which is precisely what we’re going to discuss in today’s post. A set of revised, enforceable accessibility standards called the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design outlined specific characteristics for wheelchair vans. These standards improved significantly the safety and security for passengers of adaptable mobility vehicles. Although they are not required in every vehicle, buying a handicap wheelchair van for the ADA-compliant label is an assurance of quality and safety. Continue reading