by Kendall Howard
on Monday, January 12, 2015 12:15:00 PM
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is a bill
that was signed into law to prevent employers, public, and commercial entities
from discriminating against employees and people with disabilities. This law
further strengthened the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include and help
protect many more disabled Americans from discrimination. Furthermore, an
amendment was signed into law in 2008 to cover an even larger group of disabled
U.S. civilians. This was called the ADA Amendment Act, and it gave a broader
range of disabled Americans protection under the law. The Americans with
Disabilities Act was a big step forward in ensuring that all Americans are
truly treated equally.
Education institutions, government offices, and private and
public buildings across the U.S. are now being built, have been built or have
gone through renovations to reflect the standards set forth in the American Disabilities
Act. While the infrastructure itself is important and has specific
requirements, the items and furniture inside are equally important. The
furniture within a building must comply with particular guidelines set forth by
the ADA. These guidelines range from having handicap stalls in all restrooms to
the layout of the infamous waiting room.
We’ve all been there – waiting in that room, digging through
old magazines just waiting for our name to be called. Well while you’re sitting
there, instead of just watching the clock or flipping through a magazine that
you don’t actually intend to read, take a look around. Check out your
surroundings and see what has been done to ensure every man, woman, and child now
has equal access to that space.
Now you might be asking yourself, “What does Kendall Howard
have to do with ADA compliance?”
Allow us to explain. In 2012, Kendall Howard released the Advanced Classroom Training Tables (ACTT). These training tables are often found in
learning environments and educational institutions. However, many non-educational
facilities use training tables in their own learning, training, and office areas.
Kendall Howard carefully designed each Advanced Classroom Training Table
to comply with ADA standards, specifically to accommodate those in wheelchairs.
What makes the ACTT collection functional to ADA compliant
customers is the height range (28” – 35”) and width range (36”, 48”, 60”, and
72”). These dimensions allow people in wheelchairs to comfortably sit at any of
these tables. As an added feature, and to make this furniture line nicely blend
in with your room’s décor, we offer the training tables in five stunning
finishes (Folkstone, Caramel Apple, Hard Rock Maple, Serene Cherry, and African Mahogany).
The flexibility of the ACTT collection has helped make
it one of our fastest growing products. Each training table is manufactured to
our superior levels of quality and all parts are made here in the United States.
American manufacturing allows us to complete orders faster and maintain our
Next time you find yourself in a waiting room,
classroom or office, be sure to check out the layout and furniture and see what
accommodations have been to comply with ADA standards. For more details about our
collection of Advanced Classroom Training Tables, check us out online or
contact our sales team! We’re here and ready to help!