American Disability Act (ADA) Regulations for Retails

Melanie Swann, Lead Ergonomist recently completed a piece of work in the USA assessing a customer’s compliance with the amended Americans with Disabilities Act (2010), and compiled this  blog to help US based retailers comply with ADA regulations. Given the litigious nature of the American public it is important that...

Accessibility is a right, not an option

On October 9, 2018, Posted by , In Ergonomic design, By ,, , With No Comments
One of the most common requests that we receive is for guidance to help ensure accessibility for all people. Firstly, the definition of accessibility is the degree to which a product, device, service, or environment is available to as many people as possible. It is also considered to be the...

Success in Retail is all about Relevance and Convergence

With large shows like Retail Now and the  RBTE at London’s Olympia upon us, the current talk in retail is of relevance and convergence. Many retailers have taken quite a hit in recent months as winter dragged its way through to a dismal Easter that kept footfall out of the...

Standing at work and being comfortable

When out and about we see the good, the bad and the ugly of workstations… In the latter category; workstations that are designed for standing workers but have had a chair thrown into the mix. Initially this is usually really popular with employees – a chair! They can sit down...