Avoid Costly Building Mistakes

Common ADA Errors and Omissions in New Construction and Alterations

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division
Published 1997

Incorporating ADA Standards into initial building/alteration plans helps ensure patient safety as well as cost-effectiveness. Review some of the most common accessibility errors/omissions identified through DOJ’s ongoing enforcement efforts. Following each error/omission, you’ll find an explanation of its significance and reference to the appropriate requirement under the ADA Standards for Accessible Design.

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