L.A. lagging in accessibility improvements

May 31, 2007
Audit says district has not completed the required facility upgrades.

An audit of the Los Angeles Unified School District's progress in building and remodeling schools to make them accessible to the disabled has found chronic problems in the design of parking, restrooms, ramps and drinking water fountains, as well as a lack of documentation and misstatements of accomplishments. The audit, performed by Disability Access Consultants, found ramps with handrails that stopped short, new bleachers without wheelchair seating and outdoor lunch tables without wheelchair access. Bathrooms or stalls marked for use by the disabled did not provide proper clearance or the appropriate height for wheelchair users.

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