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An Ascension Wheelchair Lift in use by a young child at a K-12 school.

Ascension Brings Accessibility to a New School Year

As we near the beginning of a new school year, it’s now time for administrators and facility managers to once again consider their school’s accessibility. With nearly one in five people in the U.S. living with a disability, making education physically accessible is more important than ever. That’s why ...

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3 Steps for Promoting Accessibility in the Classroom

3 Steps for Promoting Accessibility in the Classroom

The central purpose of education is to ensure that every student has equal access to the information and skills necessary to become a healthy and productive part of society. However, in order this purpose to be realized, it is essential for teachers and school administrators to take into account the many skills, backgrounds, and interests of a diverse and continually expanding student body. To help facilitate accessibility ...

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5 Critical Concepts for Creating Inclusive Education

5 Critical Concepts for Creating Inclusive Education

In 2006, the American Psychological Association (APA) reported that the U.S. had a disabled population of 40 million, two-thirds of which were of working age and desired to work. According to a 2015 report from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the number of disabled persons in the U.S. had increased to 53 million, or roughly 1 in 5 people. That being said, studies and reports consistently show that many of these individuals are still regularly being denied opportunities in education. The following 5 concepts are ...

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The University of Florida used 2 Ascension Virtuoso wheelchair lifts during its graduation ceremony.

How the ADA Affects Your Graduation

Most students (and administrators) usually have some anxiety surrounding an upcoming graduation ceremony. Being on stage can be nerve-racking, but imagine what it would be like if you also have difficulty even getting onto the stage in the first place? ...

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Ascension's has an exclusive contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) for a fixed price for any portable wheelchair lift.

Wheelchair Lifts for California Schools

A New Way for California K-12 Schools to Procure Premium ADA Wheelchair Lifts for Stages ...

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