Access Granted

Access Granted is our blog giving you the latest in ADA news and updates.

If you need in-depth information or training, we offer training programs and resources to help you and your team understand disability rights, giving leaders peace of mind and creating a better workplace for everyone.


A Common Sense Approach to the ADA

I have been with the Rocky Mountain ADA Center for almost two years. In my time, I've learned the importance of giving a voice to individuals with disabilities who need accessibility.

Never Undervalue Your Experience

Good intentions can sometimes be undermining to people with disabilities, people with disabilities should not give permission to other people to invalidate their life experiences, and all people should see the value in exercising empathy. A recent experience of mine that brought these concepts to the surface.

Identity or Person First

Time for another advanced lesson on disability etiquette and language! This time we discuss the difference between People First Language and Identity First Language.

Universal Design is a Good Design: The Seven Principles

The intent of universal design is to simplify life for everyone by making products, communications, and the built environment more usable by as many people as possible at little or no extra cost. Universal design benefits people of all ages and abilities.

Dog Days of Summer

Summer – and service dogs – are HOT topics!

Designing Inclusive Presentations

There are many things you can do to ensure your presentations are accessible and inclusive.

Starting College? Does the IDEA apply?

The Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA) and college - All you need to know!

Mitigation in 'Nothing About Us Without Us' in Emergency Management

The first in a series about Emergency Management for People with Disabilities

State and Local Government Must Embrace the ADA

July marks the 29th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is a civil rights law for people disabilities that many fought hard for.

Why the Microphone Matters

Using a microphone during a presentation is one of the easiest ways to up your accessibility game.