Author Archives: Dwight Ashdown

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About Dwight Ashdown

The website is authored by Ashdown Architecture, Inc., a California Architectural firm and Certified Access Specialist (CASp) #112 All content is copyrighted by Ashdown Architecture and may not be used without the written consent of Ashdown Architecture, Inc.

CASp Reports

Our inspection reports are structured to provide our clients with a description and graphic illustration of any issues that need to be corrected, combined with code descriptions, code references and illustrations of code requirements.  An example of a typical report … Continue reading

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Restaurant Tables

Restaurants and dining areas need to have at least 1 wheelchair accessible table for every 20 seats.  Typical “cafe” tables are not accessible, because the center support column doesn’t allow a wheelchair to roll under the table.  In order for … Continue reading

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Jesse Unruh & the Unruh Act

The Unruh Act, authored by Jesse Unruh, outlaws discrimination based on…any mental or physical disability. “All persons within the jurisdiction of this state are free an equal, and no matter what their ex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, … Continue reading

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Ragunath K. Dindial

P.O. Box 460343 San Francisco, CA  94146 tel.  415 826-9300 ragi3000@sbcglobal.net

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Peter Kagel

Law Office of Peter Kagel 1550 Bay St. San Francisco, CA  94123 tel.  (415) 346-9217 reminds@mindspring.com

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Jason Gong – ADA Attorney

Law Office of Jason G. Gong 2121 N. California Blvd., Suite 290 Walnut Creek, CA  94596 tel.  925.735.3800 fax  925.735.3801 jgong@gonglawfirm.com

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Squeaky Wheelchair Gets the Grease

This is an audio file from a terrific segment that appeared on NPR / This American Life, on 9/24/10 about ADA enforcement in California.

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ADA Signs

Excellent source for ADA signs http://www.compliancesigns.com/Disability-Handicap.shtml

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Ramps

Max. ramp slope to be 1:12 (8.33%).

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Ramps

Min. ramp width to be 48″.  Ramps serving only exit discharge with 300+ occupants, min. width to be 60″.  Ramps serving Group R may be 36″ if less than 50 occupants. CBC 1133B.5.2

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