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IAPMO R&T Offers Disabilities Act listings for U.S. and Canada

April 19, 2012 | By HPAC Magazine

IAPMO R&T, a third party certification body for plumbing and mechanical products, has added a Canadian equivalent to its United States Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) listing program. Enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1990, the ADA is legislation that prohibits discrimination based on disability. It includes provisions concerning public accommodations and commercial facilities in the Americans With Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG). In the United States, applicable products can be evaluated and listed to the ICC/ANSI A117.1 standard, “Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities,” and now IAPMO R&T has added the CAN/CSA B651 standard, “Accessible Design for the Built Environment,” the Canadian equivalent, to the ADA listing program.



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