I recently came across an article which highlighted the newest product being released by a well-known appliance company. The company was introducing a freestanding range to its ‘growing ADA-compliant (Americans with Disabilities Act) appliance offerings.’ [i] ” I did not understand what the term “ADA-compliant” meant in the context of an appliance. In this case, “ADA-compliant” meant the product included features like upfront controls which can be accessed without reaching across burners. The controls are designed for one-handed operation and are positioned within a forward reach range of 15 and 48 inches.
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In France, a couple lived in a very old but beautiful house and wanted a new one. While they were looking for an architect, the husband was involved in a terrible car crash that nearly killed him. He survived, but now he would need a wheelchair.