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The Sochi 2014 Paralympics Winter Games: My Personal Odyssey

Sochi’s 2014 Paralympics Winter Games pushed the boundaries on athletic records and what differently abled athletes can achieve. As an architect involved in the preparation of the Organizing Committee of Sochi 2014’s ‘Gateway to the Future’ Paralympics Winter Games Bid, the aim was also to profoundly push accessibility barriers. Had that happened?

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Historic Areas Accessible?

SSA recently completed working with the historic City of Monterey in updating its Transition Plan to provide disability access. Cities are required to create a Transition Plan, which documents facilities that are not compliant with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and explains how the City will transition into one that is entirely ADA compliant, an ongoing process.

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SSA | 33 Years

Founded in 1980, SSA has two practice specialties of comparable size — ADA Access Compliance, and Civic and Educational Design. Our 15-person, award-winning architecture and planning firm is known for work that meets clients’ goals with precision and creativity while exhibiting a heightened attention to the needs of people with disabilities. SSA offers complete architectural services from concept development through construction administration and enjoys recognition as one of the foremost providers of access compliance services. Additionally, SSA has consistently led the industry in applying the concepts of Universal Design to real architectural solutions.

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