ADA Inspection & Disability Access Consultants California

CASp Inspectors specializes in the examination of residential and commercial buildings within California related to disability access on both physical and internet properties (ADA and DSA). Our CASp are dedicated to provide our clients with excellent service at an affordable price. Our goal is to provide you with accurate details about your property so that we can assist you to make educated decisions about the future sale, acquisition, or public use of the property with relation to the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).

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are all buildings required to be ada compliant?

All new construction and modifications to public accommodations and commercial facilities must be built in compliance with the ADA's requirements for accessible design

Our Licensed CASp Experts are educated on the most up-to-date techniques related to the Americans with Disabilities Act per the state of California and can help you avoid costly ADA lawsuits by offering a wide range of ADA Compliance Consultations and Construction Services Including:

  • Disability Accessibility audits of existing facilities as well as new construction projects
  • Designing and working with Architects for ADA accessible construction
  • Technical Assistance for ADA Accessibility Issues for Current Constructed and Recently Modified Buildings
  • Consultation on the best methods for designing and managing buildings per the ADA
  • Training staff members on how to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Training sessions can be arranged for clients and their employees
  • Developing guidelines and policies related to disability-related issues

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ADA Inspection Services

Residential Building Inspections, Commercial Building Inspections Inspections of Property Condition Assessments. Government and School Handicap Accessibility Reports and Consultation Services.

ADA Lawsuit Mitigation

We have been serving the state of California for over 20 years. If you'd like to know more information on any of our ADA / CASp Services please contact us today for more information related to our process and pricing.

Division of the State Architect (DSA)

We provide design and construction oversight for K–12 schools, community colleges, and various other state-owned and state-leased facilities to ensure compliance with all structural, accessible, and fire and life safety codes.

ADA Construction Services

Our Certified Accessibility Consultants will perform a thorough examination of the physical location of your business as well as refer our trusted ADA Construction associates who can perform the work outlined in the CASp Inspection report.

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ADA Consultations for all types of properties within California

Any property who is publicly accessible should consider hiring a Certified Access Specialist (CASp) to review the property for lack of ADA Compliance. If your property is found to be discriminatory towards those living with disabilities, then the property might be subject to a lawsuit for lack of Handicap Accomodations.

The ADA covers private elementary and secondary schools as places of public accommodation; i.e., the schools must be physically accessible to those with disabilities.

The Americans with Disabilities Act is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits the exclusion of people with disabilities from everyday activities, such as enjoying a meal at a restaurant. 

If you operate a Doctor office, Dental office, or similar – you’ll need to make sure you facility accommodates the disabled. 

Whether you own the entire stip mall or only one shop in the facility, we’ll work with you to make sure you’re ADA Compliant. 

If you own a gas station, you’ll want to make sure your pumps are ADA friendly, as well as parking, bathroom access and more. 

Whether you’re a restaurant with a parking lot, or  own a strip-mall, or any commercial building, you’ll need to make sure you are ADA compliant, starting with the parking lot. 

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Who's Required to Be ADA Compliant?

All publicly accessible businesses must be disability friendly / accessible. From your physical location to your website. In order to be considered ADA compliant, a business must make sure that it is accessible to all, including people who have disabilities. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) stipulates three conditions for access to the premises and facilities and communication accessibility like signage and written information; and accessibility of the program, which includes providing services in a way that’s accessible to all.

A Property Owner's Guide for ADA Consultations & Construction in CA

Related to the Accessibility Standards Compliance Act

As part of its efforts to increase accessibility for those who are disabled, Congress passed the Construction-Related Accessible Design Standards Act of 2008. In CRAD, the federal authorities must come up with regulations that force new federally-funded projects to meet certain accessibility standards in California. CRAD requires that public entities and private developers build new public real estate and residential housing units in order that they can be made accessible to those with disabilities in mobility. The law is only applicable to newly constructed structures in CA; existing structures already conforming to accessibility standards are exempt.

ADA COMPLIANCE FAQ

The costs of non-compliance are very high. The average amount of settlement in each instance was the sum of $1 million dollars in the year 2010 alone. In addition to that, there were over 1,000 cases brought against small companies last year in the year alone. And those numbers don't include the thousands of other small lawsuits settled out of the court.

Fines can range from $2,500-$25,000 per day for violations. The fines can be hefty if violations are committed during construction projects.

There are two types of inspections under CRAD: initial site visits along with follow-up visits. Initial site visits are required when a developer submits plans for a project to an agency of the local government. In this inspection, officials examine the proposed development using guidelines in the Uniform Federal Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities - Part II, which sets out the minimum accessibility requirements for new construction in California. Follow-up reviews occur every three years following the initial site inspection.

During both initial site visits as well as follow-up visits to inspect the physical characteristics of the structure as well as the architectural drawings created in the planning process. They also seek evidence of noncompliance with the accessibility standards set out in UFGPB. If they find violations, they make recommendations to rectify these violations.

The aim of the inspection is to determine the possibility of problems prior to the construction process begins. It does not guarantee that all issues discovered are resolved prior to construction starting in CA

The first step toward complying to CRAD is to comprehend how to "comply" to the law. To be eligible for exemption from the accessibility rules the building or other type of accommodation has to be constructed at minimum 50 years old and is still in compliance with current design criteria.


Even though the structure was initially designed without consideration of accessibility, it doesn't mean that it can't be altered to be accessible.


To ensure compliance with CRAD to ensure that CRAD is in compliance, the Department of Justice issued guidelines known as The Uniform Federal Guidelines for Accessibility. These guidelines offer detailed guidance on how to alter existing facilities to make them accessible to the law. Additionally, DOJ provides technical assistance through its Web site, www.usdoj.gov/crad/.

To be ADA conforming to be ADA compliant in CA, a business must make sure that it is accessible to all, including people who have disabilities. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) stipulates three conditions for access to the premises and facilities and communication accessibility like signage and written information; and accessibility of the program, which includes providing services in a way that's accessible to all.

In addition, businesses need to ensure that they are equipped with an ADA management system in place. It ensures that the staff who are responsible for the maintenance of the facility are informed about all aspects of accessibility and are educated on how to comply with the regulations. Also, any business must hire qualified staff who have received training on the ADA.

To learn more about these requirements, call us now!

The accessibility standards must be met. ensures that your facility is safe and comfortable for all those who use it. For instance, if there's no ramp for wheelchairs that leads up to the front door, people using a wheelchair may need to park further away from other drivers. This can pose safety issues because he might get stuck behind cars waiting to be allowed into the parking lot. Also, if there isn't enough space between counters and tables which customers are seated at, customers might feel uncomfortable in a position that is too close to their neighbors.

Additionally, those with disabilities can use public transportation more easily by knowing exactly where the nearest station is. Furthermore, many businesses fail due to a accessibility issues. The ADA mandates that all places of public accommodations provide services to anyone regardless of disability. If these facilities don't meet the accessibility requirements, then they're violating the law.

If you'd like to know more about the benefits of complying with the accessibility requirements, please contact us today!

The following aspects should be considered when determining if your organization is in compliance with requirements of the ADA standard:

Physical Accessibility - Does your establishment allow customers with mobility impairments easy access to restrooms and exits, entryways, elevators, ramps, parking spaces, etc.? Are there handrails on stairways? Are there signs that indicate which areas can be accessed by wheelchairs?

Communications Access: Can those with hearing loss understand announcements made through speakers? What size font is used on posters, menus or advertisements?

Program Accessibility - Is it possible for users of screen readers to browse the website without having to worry about errors? What type of text is available to users? Is the content presented in color?

How can you ensure the compliance with ADA for CA?

You don't want penalized by the U.S. Department of Justice because you didn't meet the standards set by Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act. To avoid this situation follow these tips:

1. Be sure that your building is compliant physically accessible requirements as described above.

2. Verify that your communication tools are compatible with the needs of people who suffer from various types or disabilities in the visual. For instance, if, for example, you make use of Braille signage, be sure that the information that is provided by these devices is easily understood.

3. Consider providing assistive listening devices so that patrons who are deaf can have the access to talk to staff.

4. Give clear instructions on how to contact the customer support representatives. This includes phone numbers, email locations, numbers for faxes, and so on.

5. Be aware of the many ways that people with vision difficulties use technology. If you provide computer terminals or other technology think about making them bigger and/or more adjustable than standard keyboards

The accessibility standards must be met. ensures that your facility is safe and comfortable for all those who use it. For instance, if there's no ramp for wheelchairs that leads up to the front door, people using a wheelchair may need to park further away from other drivers. This can pose safety issues because he might get stuck behind cars waiting to be allowed into the parking lot. Also, if there isn't enough space between counters and tables which customers are seated at, customers might feel uncomfortable in a position that is too close to their neighbors.

Additionally, those with disabilities can use public transportation more easily by knowing exactly where the nearest station is. Furthermore, many businesses fail due to a accessibility issues. The ADA mandates that all places of public accommodations provide services to anyone regardless of disability. If these facilities don't meet the accessibility requirements, then they're violating the law.

If you'd like to know more about the benefits of complying with the accessibility requirements, please contact us today!

If you own or operate an enterprise, you're required to be compliant with the ADA. In reality, many businesses contract third party companies to help them decide what they should do to ensure compliance. The consultant will then make changes to existing facilities as well as create new ones. Some common recommendations include:

* Adding curb cut when is

* Installing automatic door openers

* Provide directional arrows on maps

* Making sure that toilets are handicapped-accessible * Removing architectural barriers such as steps, doors, and hallways

* Replacing outdated lighting fixtures with more modern lighting fixtures

To be considered "compliant," a facility must allow equal access to individuals who need accommodation because of their disabilities. In addition, it must also be designed and constructed in accordance with the applicable rules and codes. As we mentioned before the most significant aspect of achieving ADA standards is to make sure disabled people have full accessibility to public facilities. Here are a few examples of what might not be ADA-compliant:

Restaurants that require its guests to access the restaurant through a back entrance

* A lift that can go up one floor at a time.

* A hotel room that is no bathroom with access

Need a DSA For Your Project?

Division Of The State Architect (DSA) Services

The DSA’s ADA Program will be responsible for development and revision of accessibility standards for architectural design, evaluation of new construction projects in order to ensure conformance to these standards, inspections and audits to see whether they are accessible, design assistance in the development of special requirements that allow greater access for people handicapped , and monitoring on construction plans to verify that they are in compliance with the ADA. The DSA is in charge of issuing accessibility standards since the year 1990, at which point it was changed from the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (ATBCB).

The DSA is part of the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). A Accessibility Specialist is a Certified Access Specialist. As such, they have an extensive understanding of ADA guidelines as well as federal laws that govern their job. They can work together with building owners, architects contractors, builders and other professionals to create an environment that is accessible for those with disabilities. The Accessibility Specialist will help you comprehend how to comply with ADA regulations and the federal law that govern their field, as well and provide tips on how to comply with the laws.

An Accessibility Specialist responsible to ensure that buildings are designed and constructed in accordance with The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and other accessibility laws. The Accessibility Specialist works with the architect, owner, contractor or builder to ensure that accessible elements are integrated into new construction or renovation projects. This includes ensuring that structural changes , like changes in hallways and doors don’t increase the cost of the construction and ensure that accessibility features are maintained all through the life of the building.

An Accessibility Specialist also responsible for ensuring that all new construction projects adhere to the requirements of state, local and federal laws in order to meet ada standards. They are able to work with architects, building owners or contractors to identify and evaluate the barriers present within the building. They collaborate with the owner, architect, contractor or builder to eliminate these barriers. The Accessibility Specialist can help you to understand all the options available to accessibility.

We can assist you with any ADA-DSA Consultations and Construction requirements needed in the state of California. Please contact us if have any concerns about the accessibility requirements for an area or if you’d like to know more about our services to assist in meeting this requirement.

For more information about our services and qualifications, call us today at (818) 805-1915

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