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Tips for Installing Wall Mounted Controls

This posterette highlights the problems with ADA requirements and wall mounted controls and offers solutions (ADA standard vs.preferred standard). There are many wall mounted controls whose heights should be taken into consideration including light switches, thermostat controls, elevator controls, doorbells, automatic door openers, etc. ADA requirements are the minimum legal obligations that all builders must abide.

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Tips for installing Wall Mounted Controls  (PDF File)

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"July 26 marks the 19th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.... the ADA's provisions include the right to seek, obtain, pursue and maintain employment without being hampered by physical or attitudinal barriers. I believe that having a job is a civil right. Those who are qualified for and want to work should not be denied that right because of an inaccessible building or an outdated set of assumptions about what they can or cannot do..."

Hilda L. Solis, U.S. Secretary of Labor , July 24, 2009