ADA Articles

Recap: “Inclusive Design in Practice at the Smithsonian”
Recap: “Inclusive Design in Practice at the Smithsonian”

Read Time: 5.5 minutes

SEGD recaps our most recent SEGDVoices session on Inclusive Design in Practice at the Smithsonian with Beth Ziebarth.

When hearing the phrase “accessible design,” people tend to think in architectural terms. Wheelchair ramps. Toilet handrails. Water fountains of differing heights.

Clearview by Donald S. Meeker and Richard Montalbano
A Clear View with Don Meeker, 2015 SEGD Fellow
Touch-Responsive Wayfinding for the Visually Impaired
Interactive Wayfinding for the Visually Impaired

Thoughts and Opinions

On the 32nd Anniversary of the ADA, Reflections by Margaret Drew, Mayer/Reed Designer
On the 32nd Anniversary of the ADA, Reflections by Margaret Drew, Mayer/Reed Designer 

Read Time: 3 minutes
I’m 3’6”. Life at this altitude has given me a unique perspective on the built world and inspired me as both a designer and an advocate for disability rights. For those of us in the design world, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a familiar standard; the civil rights law prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation and guarantees access to public and private places that are open to the general public. On July 26, 2022, the ADA celebrated its 32nd anniversary. This year, I turned 33. It’s humbling to know that I am the last generation born before this groundbreaking act was signed into law.  

ANSI A117 Update

ADA Academic Research

Inclusive, High Quality Decisions?  Macro/Micro Design Impacts within our Everyday Experiences


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ADA News

Gemini Duets Direct
Gemini Launches Factory-Direct Substrate Subsidiary

Gemini launched a new subsidiary, Duets Direct, which offers premium engraving, ADA, and architectural sign substrates direct from the factory.

Nova Polymers Offers ADA White Paper

Nova Polymers has consolidated its ADA White Paper series into a single document that provides a comprehensive guide to codes, regulations, and standards for ADA-compliant and accessible signage.