Thread Subject: Re: Definition Consensus Decision: Free-Standing
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From: Gregg Vanderheiden
Date: Mon, Mar 10 2008 10:45 AM
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I am not sure what you are asking for below. Which words in the definition
are you suggesting be changed?
Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.
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> Subject: Re: [teitac-committee] Definition Consensus
> Decision: Free-Standing
> Mike and Folks,
> Since my departure from Board and as its TEITAC Liaison, have
> monitored activities. Until now, had few, if any concerns.
> The definition, as proposed, does not take into full scope
> the use of the term.
> "Free Standing", in the built environment brings to mind
> the concept that an element functions independently of any
> other element or, system of elements. The present view of
> "Free Standing" in a majority of the disability community is
> one of functionality rather than positioning.
> In the cases when the definition is strictly applied to
> physical elements in the built environment, the general
> consensus is the term "Free Standing" means, standing alone
> or, on its own foundation free of archetectural, supportive
> framework or attachments. Under this definition, the power
> source for the "Free Standing" element most often is
> considered to be contained within the structure and, not an
> adjunct to the unit.
> In the example cited by Mike, the Kiosk is functionally "Free
> Standing" as while a part of the "Reservation Desk", it
> stands on its own separately.
> Thanks much for your interest, Jim
> James J. Elekes, M.Ed, MPA, CPM
> Former Public Member/TEITAC Liaison
> United States Access Board
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> >Subject: [teitac-committee] Definition Consensus Decision:
> >Free-Standing Following is the definition for Free-Standing.
> If you do
> >not agree that this definition is acceptable, please reply and state
> >your reason. Please note that the committee is requesting input from
> >the Access Board on whether Free-Standing should be defined
> since it is
> >used in other parts of the ADA regulations and could have
> impact there.
> >Consensus for this definition includes accepting the definition and
> >agreeing to removing it if no longer needed.
> >"Standing on the floor and not intended to be placed on a table or
> >built into a structure
> >Example: The kiosk was a free standing device that stood on
> the carpet
> >in front of the registration desk."
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