A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Constance Alexander: ADA accessibility protections threatened by United States House Resolution 620

A recent Forbes quote of the day, by designer and entrepreneur Kendra Scott, declared, “Dream big and be disruptive. If you are doing the same thing as everyone else, you’ve already failed.” Such was the impetus behind the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which became the law of the land in 1990. Before then, the civil rights of people with disabilities were routinely overlooked while the...

Keven Moore: Truncated domes cause injuries and are unsafe, not at all what they were meant to be

Many of us have cursed these teeth rattling mine-fields called truncated domes, detectable domes, or tactical pavers while pushing a grocery cart out to our cars, wondering what genius thought that placing them in front of a grocery store or pharmacy was a good idea. We have our federal government to thank for these accident-prone obstacle courses that haunt the elderly many others dealing with balance...

Keven Moore: Detectable warning pavers are flawed with unintended consequences

Everyone has their own set of pet peeves and one of mine is found when entering grocery stores, retail outlets, pharmacies and restaurants. They are called detectable warning pavers, better known as those damn yellow bumpy things. With a family of five, an overflowing grocery cart is inevitable – so one must navigate through those rattle traps with extra caution, or else precious groceries will...