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Easy Access is a term that describes among other things, the design of buildings, or transport so that anybody regardless of whether they are elderly, pushing a pram, or are disabled can use them. Examples of design features might be obvious things such as ramps instead of, or as well as steps, but it also covers such things as fire alarms hooked up to the lighting system of a building so that when the alarm sounds, the light simultaniously flash, thereby alerting deaf people to the situation.


Easy Access facilites are now required by legislation in many countries:

While the provision of Easy Access can be painfully difficult and expensive to provide as a retro-fit or afterthough, designing EA facilities at the time of original construction can be quite simple. The Disability Discrimination Act is a UK parliamentary act of 1995, which makes it unlawful to discriminate against people in respect of their disabilities in relation to employment, the provision of goods and services, education and transport. ... The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is the short title of United States Public Law 101-336, signed into law on July 26, 1990 by George H. W. Bush. ... The Disability Discrimination Act is a UK parliamentary act of 1995, which makes it unlawful to discriminate against people in respect of their disabilities in relation to employment, the provision of goods and services, education and transport. ... Ea can signify several things. ...


List of London stations to get Easy Access

  • According to Modern Railways of May 2005, GBP370m has been earmarked for further disability access to the UK rail network.

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Easy Access - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (199 words)
Easy Access is a term that describes among other things, the design of buildings, or transport so that anybody regardless of whether they are elderly, pushing a pram, or are disabled can use them.
Examples of design features might be obvious things such as ramps instead of, or as well as steps, but it also covers such things as fire alarms hooked up to the lighting system of a building so that when the alarm sounds, the light simultaniously flash, thereby alerting deaf people to the situation.
While the provision of Easy Access can be painfully difficult and expensive to provide as a retro-fit or afterthough, designing EA facilities at the time of original construction can be quite simple.
Easy Access to Juvenile Court Statistics: 1985 - 2000 (250 words)
Easy Access to Juvenile Court Statistics (EZAJCS) was developed to facilitate independent analysis of national estimates on the more than 23 million delinquency cases processed by the nation's juvenile courts between 1985 and 2000.
Easy Access is a family of web-based data analysis tools developed for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) by the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) to give a larger audience access to recent, detailed information on juvenile crime and the juvenile justice system.
Together, the Easy Access applications provide information on national, state, and county population counts, as well as information on homicide victims and offenders, juvenile court case processing, and juvenile offenders in residential placement facilities.
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