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Product Marketing: Compliance vs. Universal Design

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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.

Posted by Kerry Sep 30, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments