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The Township Senior Living Provides for Disability Independence


July 26th is National Disability Independence Day, which commemorates the signing of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which happened on July 26, 1990. The ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications, and access to state and local government programs and services.


ADA compliance means the appropriate and reasonable accommodations are in place for disabled persons. This includes things like large print, interpreters, wheelchair ramps, and allowing service animals.


Statistically, there are over 54 million Americans with a form of disability. When that number is broken down, that’s about 19 percent, or one in every five, Americans. As the population grows and ages, this number will only increase, making these regulations increasingly more important.


As the Plant Operations Director at The Township Senior Living, an ADA-compliant community that serves several individuals with disabilities, I work every day to keep our building accessible and safe.


People with disabilities can no longer be denied access to jobs, schools, and transportation. The law also includes private places that are generally open to the public, such as restaurants and movie theaters. The law had a huge impact on the lives of millions of Americans.


We have accessible entrances and public use areas. Access to and through a covered dwelling with reachable light switches, thermostats, and electrical outlets is also provided. We also have reinforcements for walls, to accommodate grab bars, and provide accessible kitchens and bathrooms.


Our goal in everything we do is to continue providing the best possible accessibility opportunities to everyone within our community.