Accessibility/ADA

Nova Industrial Arts

We’re the craftspeople who make innovative designs come to life. For over 40 years, we’ve been a reliable partner for clients whose projects are designed with sophistication, and who demand a high level of fit and finish. We help designers, contractors and owners create exceptional experiences, inspirational built environments and remarkable spaces.

FASTSIGNS

Creative Ways to Bring Your Designs to Life through Fabrication and Installation

Since 1985, FASTSIGNS® has been ahead of the game when it comes to fabricating and installing visual graphics. We work with architects, designers and branding agencies to help create your desired experience using the most appropriate materials and installation methods. Whether you need us to fabricate - or fabricate and install - signs and visual graphics that meet your project’s requirements for durability, sustainability or flexibility, FASTSIGNS can bring your design to life.

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

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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.  

U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum—Accessible Dreams

U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum—Accessible Dreams

The highly anticipated and accessible U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum (Colorado Springs, Colo.) was designed and built by an all-star team, which included CRĒO Industrial Arts, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Gallagher & Associates.

Join the live tour of the space and exhibits, part of SEGD's E+E Monthof events—tomorrow!—Thursday August 6, 2020 at 9:00 AM EDT. Don't miss this; sign up now!

Universal Signage: The First Step in Making Cities More Accessible

Of all the steps a city can take to make itself more pedestrian-friendly, developing a integral system of signage is both a quick and easy improvement that makes a world of difference--as shown by initiatives like Legible London, New York's WalkNYC, or Rio on Foot, in Río de Janeiro.

New "Any Disability" Symbol Gets Resounding Westminster Support

New "Any Disability" Symbol Gets Resounding Westminster Support

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Building on the campaign by Grace Warnock, StudioLR as funded by Life Changes Trust (Edinburgh, Scotland) has designed a new "Any Disability" symbol to encourage awareness of people with invisible disabilities. Last week, Martin Whitfield, MP for East Lothian, led a Commons debate on invisible disabilities. Receiving full cross-party support, the new Any Disability symbol represents the full range of people who need to use accessible toilets and other facilities.

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