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Rising to the Challenge: Elevator Mechanic Challenges...

Posted by Laura Condeluci on January 27, 2016

Rising to the Challenge: Elevator Mechanic Challenges Students
An AOC employee gives back and shares his knowledge with students, not just about elevators, but about broader career opportunities.

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Mentoring Comes Full Circle

Posted by Laura Condeluci on January 20, 2016

Barron Dill (second from right) and his fellow AOC colleagues.
Volunteering at the Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School is an experience that continues to enrich lives.

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Let it Snow... We're Ready!

Posted by Erin Courtney on January 06, 2016

Photo from February 2015.
The warmer temperatures have helped the AOC get ahead on other projects, but as the winter season continues, everyone is keeping a close eye on the forecast.

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Selecting the 2015 Capitol Christmas Tree

Posted by Ted Bechtol on October 28, 2015

Chugach National Forest in Alaska
How do you pick a single tree from an area that stretches across all of south-central Alaska? AOC's Superintendent of the Capitol Grounds explores the Chugach National Forest for "the one."

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Papal Preparation Takes Teamwork

Posted by Erin Courtney on October 14, 2015

His Holiness Pope Francis addressing the crowds assembled along the West Front.
Multiple jurisdictions worked together to prepare for Pope Francis' historic arrival at the U.S. Capitol last month, treating it much like a rehearsal for the next presidential inauguration.

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Capitol Reflections: ADA and the Visitor Experience

Posted by Laura Condeluci on July 29, 2015

Capitol Visitor Center rendering of south entrance.
Accessibility was a key component of the design of the Capitol Visitor Center, and we are proud to welcome visitors from all over the United States and the world.

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Capitol Reflections: ADA and Historic Buildings

Posted by Laura Condeluci on July 28, 2015

Pickford Theater in the Madison Building.
Find out how our architects work the ADA into historic buildings on the Capitol Campus, given they were built before accessibility needs were recognized.

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Capitol Reflections: ADA and Life Safety

Posted by Laura Condeluci on July 26, 2015

AOC Fire Safety team testing the smoke detectors.
A look back at how life safety relates to the Americans with Disabilities Act and what has changed on the Capitol Campus over the past 25 years.

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CVC Guides Help Visitor "See" the Old...

Posted by Sharon Gang on July 23, 2015

Tray full of artifacts associated with the space.
When Visitor Guide John Claya encountered a guest with a visual disability near the Old Supreme Court Chamber, he used a creative tool to help her "see" the room.

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Designing with ADA in Mind

Posted by Nancy Skinkle on July 22, 2015

Accessible ramp at Senate Parks near the Senate Underground Garage.
The AOC's Facilities Planning and Programming Division incorporates seemingly small improvements into the design of our facilities and their outside environments, helping not only those with disabilities, but each one of us.

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