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Sometimes what we think will be useful for seniors will actually cause them more problems. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) It has been more than a decade since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was ratified, and as a consequence, some of its mandates have begun to be forgotten or overlooked. Although the library’s building may be new, staff should not assume that ADA mandates have been met. This situation can arise because someone didn’t double-check calculations, thought the design presented a better “look” for the area, or tried to save construction costs.

Some teenagers have not ever spoken at length with an older adult, and some members of Generation X may have fallen prey to the stereotypes presented by the media. Additionally, staff members who are thirty years of age or younger grew up using a computer; they have difficulty conceiving that there was a time when typewriters were the chief workplace tool. Therefore, heightened awareness of seniors’ needs and staff sensitivity training are musts. It is helpful to make staff aware of the potential of older adults as well as sensitize them to their needs.

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