You and Accessibility
- Concerned if your building or project is accessible, whether it meets the latest State and Federal requirements?
- Evaluating an existing facility and question if you have addressed the access compliance issues adequately?
- Realize that small innocuous dimensions can have a large effect on accessibility and open up liability risks?
- Involved in litigation or out-of-court settlements and concerned if you have protection from re-occurring disputes?
- Know how to manage risks of non-compliance and be accessible on an on-going basis?
The Law and Accessibility
- Due to the complexity of State building codes being overlaid with the civil rights issues of ADAS, many areas can be interpreted differently
- California recently passed Senate Bills 1608 and 1186 which addresses some of these issues for Building Owners and Tenants
- Once your facility is inspected by a Certified Access Specialist (CASp) there is a measure of protection
- You will have a relatively definitive list of elements needing correction, whether implemented immediately or over time
- Adhering to your correction schedule of barrier removal as delineated in our CASp Report, you may receive ‘Qualified Defendant’ status
- As a ‘Qualified Defendant’ if sued in local courts, you may get a court stay and an early evaluation conference thus saving you time and money