Handicap Inspection & Compliance Los Angeles CA

CASp Inspectors are an independent company who specializes in Handicap Accessibility Laws and inspects residential and commercial buildings in the Los Angeles, CA area. We’re dedicated to providing our clients excellent services that make them Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant and ADA certified at an affordable price. Our certified access specialists will provide you with accurate access compliance details and offer comprehensive DSA services that help you meet new construction and renovated property design requirements reviewed by the Division of the State Architect (DSA) to enable greater access to people with disabilities.

AVOID A $75,000.00 FINE

Federal law allows for fines of up to $75,000 for the first ADA violation and $150,000 for any additional ADA violations

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

  • Conducting Disability Accessibility audits of existing facilities as well as new projects.

  • Designing ADA Accessible buildings, with all areas considered. (Parking, Bathrooms, etc) 

  • Providing ADA & DSA technical assistance for Handicap Accessibility issues

  • Offering consultation on the best methods for designing and managing buildings

  • Training staff members on how to comply with the Americans with Disability Act

  • Conducting training CASp sessions 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 in Los Angeles, CA, Title Reports, Home Warranty Services, Pre Purchase/Pre-Sale Consultations, etc.

ADA Lawsuit Mitigation

We've been providing DSA general contracting services and ADA inspection solutions in Los Angeles, CA for over 20 years. If you'd like more information on any of these services, please contact us at CASp Inspectors today!

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.

IS YOUR PROPERTY AT RISK FOR AN ADA LAWSUIT?

CALL - EMAIL - OR CHAT WITH US ABOUT YOUR PROPERTY TO FIND OUT IF YOU'RE AT RISK FOR AN ADA LAWSUIT

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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.

From your school parking lot, to your pathways, doorways, bathrooms, and more – all schools who are accessible to the public need to be ADA compliant per CA Guidelines.

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 an online menu, or run an online ecommerce website, you’ll need to make sure you are ADA compliant. 

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Who's Required to Be ADA Compliant?

All publicly accessible businesses must be disability friendly / accessible. For compliance with accessibility standards, businesses must conduct periodic reviews of their facility’s accessibility functions. These include conducting a walkthrough of each room of the building and a read about written documentation on accessibility. Businesses must review information about their social media profiles on their site or website. The user must have the site address and contact details as well as its privacy rules and usage rules. The company owner has the responsibility of keeping all documents accurate.

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

Related to the Accessibility Standards Compliance Act

Accessibility consultants will conduct thorough accessibility surveys of your business facilities in Los Angeles, CA. This involves examining every aspect of accessibility, which includes but is not limited to entrances, exits, ramps, elevators, restrooms, and signage. Our team will also offer suggestions on how you can improve existing conditions or implement changes to better accommodate people using wheelchairs and other mobility aids. Contact our certified access specialists at CASp Inspectors to book your complimentary initial assessment.

The ADA law requires that all organizations and businesses provide accessibility to those with disabilities. Sometimes, accessibility is not enough. Users of wheelchairs and other mobility devices need the most accommodating surroundings for them to feel at ease in a workplace. This means ramps, appropriate signage at building entrances as well as exits, wider doorways, and other facilities that help handicapped people move around.

In Los Angeles and other places in Orange County, our certified accessibility specialist will do a thorough inspection of your facility to ensure that it is compliant with the standards laid down by the ADA for construction projects. Our team will assist you in deciding what should be done to make your business more suitable for disabled access.

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.

Yes, there are several advantages of an accessibility check. Under a CASp inspection, you are considered a “qualified defendant.” As a "qualified defendant," statutory damages can be reduced to a minimum of $1000 if you correct violations within 60 days, and a 120-day grace period may apply if your violations are brought into compliance during that time.

Without a CASp inspection, statutory damages of $4,000 under the Unruh Act (Civil Code §52(a)) may be applicable for each instance of a violation. Also, you may have to pay for the plaintiff's attorney fees in addition to these statutory charges.

Construction-related accessibility standards relate to how old your facility is and the date when you did renovation(s).

California businesses that own facilities open to the public built or renovated before January 26, 1992, have to remove barriers to persons with disabilities, provided it is possible to do this. A CASp will tell you when this is possible.

California businesses that own facilities open to the public built or renovated before January 26, 1992, and March 14, 2012, must be in compliance with the 1991 ADA Standards (1991 ADAS).

California businesses that own facilities open to the public and commercial facilities built or renovated on or after March 15, 2012, must be built in compliance with the 2010 ADA Standards (2010 ADAS).

All Los Angeles California businesses that own facilities that are open to the public or commercial facilities are required to be in ADA compliance in the State of California.

To learn more about these requirements, call us now!

Complying with accessibility standards 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 find it difficult to find a place to park their wheelchair that is close to the front door. Also, if there isn't enough space between counters, customers in wheelchairs might find it difficult to approach these counters. Additionally, when you comply with federal guidelines for accessible design, you're liable for lower statutory damages, get a 90-day stay of court proceedings, and are entitled to an early evaluation of renovation(s). 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 whether your organization is in ADA compliance.

Physical Access- Does your establishment allow customers with mobility impairments easy access to restrooms, entries, exits, elevators, ramps, parking spaces, etc.? Many businesses have yet to provide 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 in posters, menus, and advertisements?

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

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 leased places of public accommodations and commercial properties, both the landlord and the tenant are responsible for ensuring ADA compliance.

Also, under California law, the commercial property owner or landlord is required to state on every rental agreement or lease form executed on or after January 1, 2017, whether or not their premises have been inspected by a CASp.

Our CASp can assist in specifying within the terms of the lease who is responsible for which areas of the facility.

You don't want to be 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.

Follow these tips to avoid such a situation:

1. Make sure that your building is compliant with ADA access norms as described above.

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

3. Consider providing assistive listening devices so that patrons who are deaf can converse with the staff.

4. Give clear instructions on how to contact your customer support representatives. These instructions must cover phone numbers, email addresses, fax numbers, and so on.

5. Be aware of the many ways that people with vision difficulties use technology. Improve access by providing computer terminals and other technologies that can be used by people with such visual impairments.

To be considered "compliant," a facility must allow equal access to individuals with disabilities in public accommodations. In addition, a public accommodation must also be designed and constructed in accordance with applicable standards and building codes. As we mentioned before, DSA services help businesses become ADA certified and achieve ADA standards that ensure disabled people have full access to public facilities.

Here are a few examples of what might not be ADA-compliant:

  • Restaurants that require their guests to access the restaurant through a back entrance.

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

  • A hotel room without bathrooms that can be fully accessed by wheelchair users.

Need a DSA For Your Project?

Division Of The State Architect (DSA) Services

The DSA’s ADA Program will be responsible for the development and revision of accessibility standards for architectural design. The program evaluates new construction projects, inspections, and audits in order to ensure conformance to these standards and to see whether they are accessible. It provides design assistance for the development of special requirements that allow greater access to handicapped people and monitors the construction plan review process to verify that they are in compliance with the ADA.

The DSA is part of the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). Accessibility specialists are certified access specialists. As such, they have an extensive understanding of ADA guidelines as well as those federal laws that govern their field. Consulting with a certified access specialist helps property owners, architects, contractors, builders, and other professionals in California create an environment that is accessible to those with disabilities. Consulting with the certified access specialist will help you comprehend and comply with ADA and federal laws and gather tips on how to do this.

The DSA services specialist is responsible for ensuring that buildings are designed and constructed in accordance with the ADA and other accessibility laws. The DSA services specialist works with the architect, owner, contractor, or builder to ensure that accessible elements are integrated into new construction and renovation projects. This includes ensuring that structural changes like changes to hallways, doors, and other structural issues, don’t increase the cost of construction and ensure that accessibility features are maintained through the life of the building.

A DSA services specialist is 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. Consulting with these access specialists help architects, building owners, and contractors identify and evaluate barriers present within the building. These specialists offer their expertise to the owner, small business, architect, or builder to eliminate these barriers. The access specialist can help you understand all available accessibility options.

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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