Understanding the ADA in the A/V Industry – 1 of 3

In Commercial A/V work, complying with code is necessary. Egress and plenum requirements are common topics, but there are plenty more to be aware of.

In this three-part series, I’ll introduce you to the Act, what integrators must do to remain compliant and come specific consideration when designing a system.

A/V Compliance in an ADA world

In 1990, the Americans With Disabilities Act, or ADA, was signed into law, and since then, integrators have made numerous ADA considerations when designing A/V systems for their clients.

The ADA serves an important purpose in ensuring that everyone can take full advantage of all installed A/V technology.

Not only does this empower users who would otherwise have difficulty presenting material or organizing a meeting, but it also guarantees every meeting or presentation goes off without difficulty or prejudice.

If you’d like to review the entire Americans with Disabilities Act you can find it here.

Stay tuned for part two, ‘What A/V integrators must do to remain ADA compliant’.