Tag Archives: ADA

Accommodating Individuals with Special Needs

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the accommodations associated with it, are quickly-evolving topics in the aquatic and theme park industries. How do we best accommodate these guests and make their experience equal to those without a disability? Are we required to provide immediate access to rides upon arrival, or is it acceptable for […]

What does the ADA require for pool access?

According to the American Disabilities Act (ADA), every pool must have at least two means of ADA access. There are three main means of ADA access that can be considered for pool design:  a fixed pool lift, ramp entry and stair entry. Counsilman-Hunsaker’s standard approach to meeting ADA guidelines is to design our pools with […]

Accessibility/ADA Pool Requirments

The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a comprehensive civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability.  The ADA requires that newly constructed and altered state and local government facilities, places of public accommodation, and commercial facilities are readily accessible to, and usable by, individuals with disabilities.  The ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) […]

How to make your bathhouse a better place to go

Is your bathhouse a pleasant place to be?  Are you able to keep it clean?  Does your bathhouse have adequate capacity for your venue?  Does it provide sufficient accessibility for the disabled?  Do you have space dedicated for families to use? While it is hard for any manager to say yes to all of these […]

Are Aquatic Wheel Chairs Flawed?

The Americans with Disabilities Act Regulations for public swimming pools define two primary means of access for aquatic facilities. These are swimming pool lifts and sloped entries.   The reason that these two means of access are designated as primary is that they can provide assistance to a wider variety of users then the secondary […]