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Toolkit allows anyone to test for ADA compliance
Date:7/19/2010

Font Guide allows an assessor to test whether the letter height, width, spacing and line-spacing meet the ADA guidelines, without performing any mathematical calculations. All the calculations are done by the tool in one, simple adjustment."

Is that fire extinguisher extended too far out from the wall? Does the height of water flow from a drinking fountain meet acceptable standards? The Multitool can determine that.

The Door Force tool measures whether a door is too hard to open or close. The key tool assesses the ability of a person with limited hand function to turn a key in a lock. The sound level and light level meters check whether sounds and illumination are in appropriate specified ranges. And the measuring tape marks the width of hallways and doors, the height of signage and barriers and clearances under desks and tables.

"My goal is to change the world," Anson says, "with objective standards that are easily determined through a series of yes-no, pass-fail answers that just about anyone can employ."

He emphasizes that the hardware is only half of the ADA-CAT. "The website provides you with the checklists of what to measure and how to measure it. The website gives an objective measure of accessibility, and saves your results for future use."


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