Carol Grondzik,one of my colleagues in our firm’s Tallahassee office, just forwarded a link that answers many frequently asked questions about the pool accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. As I mentioned in one of my earlier blog entries this year, those requirements were set to go into effect in March but have been delayed until at least May 21. I hope the followers of my blog find this link helpful and informative. As always, I suggest that ROC managers and board members obtain professional guidance in determining whether their community’s facilities must comply with any of these accessibility requirements and if so what type of equipment will satisfy the ADA standards.
I’m very excited to be spending a few days later this month in Washington, DC at the American Bar Association’s Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law. I’ve been invited to be one of the panelists speaking about Cooperatives as a Tool for Housing and Social Enterprise. I’ll also have the opportunity to attend workshops and seminars on Fair Housing and other issues affecting resident owned communities. The Forum is being held from May 23 through May 25 and I’m sure I’ll be posting entries on this event on my return.