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Ascension’s portable and permanent ADA compliant lifts provide an aesthetically pleasing alternative to long ramps, or expensive elevators. Their unique lifting mechanism means no unsightly towers interfere with sight lines or detract from the space. Ascension lifts are a quiet, cost-effective, reliable solution for delivering ADA compliance without requiring expensive construction work.

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October 28, 2020
Teresa Rosano, Architect and Teacher at the University of Arizona, Talks Building Accessibility

At Ascension, our mission is to foster inclusivity through accessibility in the built environment. To further our goal, we recently partnered with the University of Arizona's College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA) to help support the next generation of architects build more accessible structures. We spoke with Teresa Rosano, assistant professor at CAPLA […]

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September 21, 2020
Architecture for the Deaf: Spaces for those with Hearing Disabilities

What about architecture for the hearing impaired? Gallaudet University began the DeafSpace Institute to promote architecture for the deaf.

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July 1, 2019
How to Increase Home Resale Value with Accessibility Renovations

Regardless of their situation, it’s common for home owners to worry about damaging their home’s resale value when making accessible renovations. However, making informed, practical, and architecturally sound home accessibility modifications can actually increase a home’s value, in addition to its comfort and usability. The Trick to Increasing Home Value through Accessibility Renovation (Hint: Universal-Design) […]

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September 19, 2017
Ascension’s Complimentary Architectural Plan Review Service

Ascension provides free architectural plan reviews to any architects specifying an Ascension lift in their design plans.

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June 22, 2017
Continuing Education Credit for Architects

Ascension proudly sponsors a free continuing education course for architects, titled “Rethinking Vertical Accessibility.” This hour-long course is designed to keep practicing architects up-to-date on accessibility laws and the benefits of specifying Vertical Platform Lifts (VPLs) to facilitate accessibility. At its conclusion, the course provides one continuing education unit (CEU) as well as a certificate […]

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April 17, 2017
Accessibility Barriers Block Employment

According to a 2008 report published in the Monthly Labor Review, there has been a downward trend in the employment of people with disabilities 1990. With few exceptions, this trend has persisted despite the inception of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), into law almost thirty years ago. Moreover, this decline has continued to worsen […]

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