CASp Impartiality.The question of CASp impartiality has come up in several public meetings over the past year, and I think it is worth discussing.  On more than one occasion I have witnessed first-hand that the advocates for the disabled community have pressed hard to have CASps serve their... Read More
People with disabilities were, for too long, excluded from participating in many recreational activities, including swimming. The revised 2010 Standards change that. For the first time, the 2010 Standards set minimum requirements for making swimming pools, wading pools, and spas (pools) accessible... Read More
It can be difficult to accept from today’s perspective, but not very many years ago it was legally permissible for a person to be denied service because of a disability. It may not have been an individual’s intent, a certain building may not have able to accommodate the person with a disability,... Read More
Submitted by Bill Zellmer
It doesn’t take long working in medical facilities to encounter the problem in defining differences between exam rooms, diagnostic rooms, and treatment rooms. It is important to know the differences because the 2013 CBC has different accessibility requirements that apply to the required clearances... Read More
Submitted by Bill Zellmer
As a healthcare architect specializing in access compliance, I receive this question a lot. In many cases the question comes with a sense of outrage that OSHPD has gone out of bounds. Let me answer this question first, and then provide some explanation and history.As a healthcare architect... Read More