Accessibility Services

 

An important part of NCCI's mission is helping make homes, businesses, and other facilities and built environments more accessible to people with disabilities. We can help you design modifications that are safe and feasible, and make sure that the projects are done properly from start to finish. For accessibility modification help, contact John Farley, Accessibility Consultant, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 518-563-9058, Ext. 108.

 

Community Accessibility Ratings

 

People with disabilities face literal, physical barriers to independence every day. Restaurants, stores, offices, and other public facilities that aren't properly accessible are failing to provide equal service, and it has a real impact on disabled peoples' ability to live independently and productively in their communities. On the other hand, places that are accessible help sustain independent living, and the more of them there are, the more accessible and welcoming our community is to people with disabilities in our community, including visitors.

We invite you to join our effort to rate the accessibility of businesses throughout the North Country, using the AbleRoad website and app. It's a convenient way for you to document aspects of businesses that are and aren't accessible, and make that information freely available for anyone who wants to know. As more places in our area get rated, the more useful AbleRoad becomes to residents and visitors to our area.

Get started by checking out the AbleRoad Website, and watching the introductory video below. You can also read more about how we plan to use AbleRoad to pursue the long-term project of accessibility rating the North Country.

Accessibility Resources

 

Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG)
Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS)
NYS Division of Building Standards and Codes
ADA Update: A Primer for Small Business
ADA Accessibility Guidelines for State & Local Government Facilities