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Signed letters for adaptability of kitchen cabinets in Type A units no longer needed.
Did you know that multistory townhouses actually have to comply with the accessibility standards of the Fair Housing Act when certain design considerations are met?
Handrails at stairs or ramps are an accessibility item that can easily go wrong in the design stage and can be difficult to fix during construction.
Contrary to most code knowledge and understanding, the Chicago Zoning Ordinance has a stricter accessibility requirement than the applicable building code.
The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) is enforcing a new requirement for microwaves in residential Type A dwelling units.
On September 14th, amendments to Title 14B Building Code, Chapter 11 Accessibility of the Chicago Municipal Code were passed by the Chicago City Council.
When using the 2010 ADA Standards (2010 ADAS) as an alternative code for Section 504 compliance it is important to understand that not every section of that code was approved for use.
Illinois state law was updated earlier this year to no longer allow single-occupancy restrooms to be labeled for men and women, where they're provided in public buildings and places of public accommodation.
A revised Illinois Accessibility Code went into effect on October 23, 2018, and includes several changes that Illinois and Chicago developers should know. We interviewed Denise Arnold, MAPS’s accessibility consultant, about five significant changes.