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Construction Contract Tips

This PDF provides construction tips to insure accessibility. This document also includes an example of model contract language.

R2D2 Center at UW-Milwaukee

Construction Contract Tips  (PDF File)

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Posted by: diha2000 on Thu Oct 13, 2011 at 7:02 a.m.

The document is very easy to read and I liked that it opened up to a screen size of 130%. However, I feel that the title does not match the content of the document. There is only 1 paragraph on the contract portion. The rest of the 1st page describes who and why this is important. The flowchart gives an overview of the entire process of ensuring accessibility within construction--> which could be its own little posterette.

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Posted by: Amber Peplinski on Thu Nov 12, 2015 at 12:50 p.m.

I thought this document was very informative, and easy to follow flowchart. However, I expected more of "tips" rather than background information.

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It took me several years of struggling with the heavy door to my building, sometimes having to wait until a person stronger came along, to realize that the door was an accessibility problem, not only for me, but for others as well. And I did not notice, until one of my students pointed it out, that the lack of signs that could be read from a distance at my university forced people with mobility impairments to expend a lot of energy unnecessarily, searching for rooms and offices. Although I have encountered this difficulty myself on days when walking was exhausting to me, I interpreted it, automatically, as a problem arising from my illness (as I did with the door), rather than as a problem arising from the built environment having been created for too narrow a range of people and situations.

Susan Wendell, author of
The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability