These resources are provided as a public resource for accessibility assistance and general reference.
The LAX APM is LAWA’s first public-private partnership (P3) project. LINXS scope includes five stations that will connect the future Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility, two intermodal transportation facilities, expanded airport parking and regional transit to the LAX Central Terminal Area (CTA). The project will transform the experience for travelers at one of America’s busiest and most iconic airports, while bringing jobs and workforce development to the local community.
“All persons within the jurisdiction of this state are free and equal, and no matter what their sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, primary language, or immigration status are entitled to the full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, privileges, or services in all business establishments of every kind whatsoever.” [§51(b)]
“Individuals with disabilities or medical conditions have the same right as the general public to the full and free use of the streets, highways, sidewalks, walkways, public buildings, medical facilities, including hospitals, clinics, and physicians’ offices, public facilities, and other public places.” [§54(a)]
“Individuals with disabilities shall be entitled to full and equal access, as other members of the general public, to accommodations, advantages, facilities, …, and privileges of all common carriers, airplanes, motor vehicles, railroad trains, motorbuses, streetcars, boats, or any other public conveyances or modes of transportation (whether private, public, franchised, licensed, contracted, or otherwise provided), …, places of public accommodation, …, and other places to which the general public is invited, subject only to the conditions and limitations established by law, or state or federal regulation, and applicable alike to all persons.” [§54(a)(1)]
“"Full and equal access," for purposes of this section in its application to transportation, means access that meets the standards of Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-336) and federal regulations adopted pursuant thereto, except that, if the laws of this state prescribe higher standards, it shall mean access that meets those higher standards.” [§54(a)(3)]
“Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the provisions of this part shall apply to any construction-related accessibility claim, as defined in this part, including, but not limited to, any claim brought under Section 51, 54, 54.1, or 55.” [§55.51]
Establishes reporting standards and legal aspects related to “construction-related accessibility claims” and the services of Certified Access Specialists (CASps).
Establishes requirements “to ensure that all buildings, structures, sidewalks, curbs, and related facilities, constructed in this state by the use of state, county, or municipal funds, or the funds of any political subdivision of the state shall be accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities.” [§4450(a)]
Designates the accessibility standards developed by the State Architect (DSA) [§4450(b)] and codified in the California Building Standards Code (Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations) [§4451(c) and §4452] as the applicable minimum standards for accessibility.
Exceptions to “literal requirements” and regulations under this section may be granted by designated “administrative authorities”; however, such exceptions may not result in lesser accessibility than required under federal accessibility standards such as the ADA Standards. [§4451(f)]
Establishes “voluntary” certification program to be designated as a Certified Access Specialist (CASp). [§4459.5(a)]
Note: E 500/600 was mainly written in the 1970s and therefore predates both ADA Standards and California-specific accessibility standards (though state law required some level of accessibility using ANSI A117.1-1961 from the early 1970s until until the 1982 California Building Code established California-specific accessibility standards). Therefore, it is presented here only as a historical record of “proto-standards” for accessibility relevant to certain existing construction.
The following links are examples of assistive technologies and AT-related organizations. Links are representative and provided for reference and comparison purposes only. Links are presented in no particular order of importance. The ADA Coordinator does not specifically endorse, and does not have any business relationship or affiliate status with, any products, businesses, organizations, or services listed. These links will take you to third-party sites. This Website and its operators take no responsibility for the content of these sites and offer no warranty or guarantee of any kind.
BridgingApps: “BridgingApps, a program of Easter Seals Greater Houston, is a community of parents, veterans, therapists, doctors, educators, and people with disabilities who share information on how apps and mobile devices can help people of all abilities reach their highest levels of physical, social and cognitive development.”
Tools for Life: “Tools for Life, Georgia’s Assistive Technology Act Program, is dedicated to increasing access to and acquisition of assistive technology (AT) devices and services for Georgians of all ages and disabilities so they can live, learn, work and play independently and with greater freedom in communities of their choice.”
Easter Seals Crossroads (INDATA Project): “In 2007, Easterseals Crossroads partnered with the State of Indiana, Bureau of Rehabilitative Services to establish the Indiana Assistive Technology Act (INDATA) Project. The INDATA Project is one of 56 similar federally-funded projects designed to increase access and awareness of assistive technology.”
Ability Tools: “Ability Tools, formerly the AT Network, is California’s Assistive Technology Act Program. We provide a variety of services for Californians with disabilities of all ages.”
AT Products and Services
Aira: “Aira is a visual interpreting service. Live, on-demand access to visual information. It’s an accommodation or productivity tool that connects you to actual humans to simplify your daily life.”
Helperbird: “Helperbird is your all-in-one extension that provides personalized support to make web pages, PDFs and documents more accessible and productive to your needs.”
Otter.ai: “Generate rich notes for meetings, interviews, lectures, and other important voice conversations with Otter, your AI-powered assistant.”