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Beyond ADA

DIANE WALTERSDORF has a tough job when it comes to selecting the right convention center for her attendees. She is Advanstar Communications' show director for the Abilities Expos, events that draw a high percentage of attendees with disabilities (see sidebar, page 43). While the buildings she selects for these events may be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, that's not enough for her shows. “There is no ideal venue out there for us,” she says, adding, “What we try to

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