ADA Certification & ConsultationS RIVERSIDE CA

Is your building in Riverside, California and has public access location? If your business is not accessible to disabled individuals, you could face a penalty anywhere between $4,000 -$10,000 for failing to meet ADA compliance norms. Most ADA lawsuits begin in your parking lot because this is usually a location where a commercial property is likely to face an ADA lawsuit for failing to meet regulations under the Americans With Disabilities Act. An ADA consultant (also known as CASp) who also provides asphalt paving services is a person who legally can assess a commercial property’s accessibility. When considering ADA compliance for your car parking lot, we are familiar with the dangers that surround it.

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 Riverside California, and can help you avoid costly ADA lawsuits by offering a wide range of ADA Compliance Consultations and Construction Services Including:

  • Conducting ADA accessibility audits of existing facilities as well as new projects

  • Designing disability-friendly accessible buildings, parking lots, walkways, and more.

  • Providing technical assistance for accessibility issues

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

  • Training staff members on how to comply with the ADA

  • Conducting training sessions for clients and their employees

  • Developing guidelines and policies related to disability-related issues

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ADA Inspection Services

The ADA requiring a numbering system in California's construction law has also been reformatted. Generally, the new ADA compliance regulations cover public-funded buildings — buildings, sidewalks, curbs, and their associated facilities; privately financed public accommodation; business facilities; and public housing. Even if SB 1608 provides legal rights to facilities under inspection by a Certified Access Specialist (CASp), violations of ADA and California Building Code (CBC) regulations in business remain susceptible to litigation. Our ADA service includes inspections of commercial and residential properties. We will show you how to make your property ADA compliant and provide you with a document that will help you in court when you face an ADA lawsuit in Riverside CA, Redlands CA, Ontario, and other U.S. locations.

ADA Lawsuit Mitigation

Do not wait — we recommend hiring a lawyer to evaluate whether your home and website are ADA compliant. When your customers use your driveway, doors, bathrooms, and so on — your chances of facing an ADA lawsuit for discrimination are tripled. In order to reduce risk, you need a qualified access consultant to evaluate your public facilities in Riverside and show you ways to make them ADA compliant. Contact caspinspectors.com for an immediate response. The ADA prohibits discrimination based on a person's disability in employment, state and local government programs, private and non-profit businesses (referred to as public accommodations), commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications.

Division of the State Architect (DSA)

The ADA law in Riverside, California, works in accordance with the Title II requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), which means that it does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities in any of its programs, services, or activities. In the case of employment or hiring practices, Riverside follows the regulations implemented by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the ADA. Qualified individuals with disabilities like vision, hearing, and speech impairments can request documents in Braille, qualified sign language interpreters, and other services and aids that enable them to access communications and information. Individuals with service animals can enter offices in Riverside even in places where pets are not allowed.

ADA Construction Services

Although you cannot qualify as certified by CASp Inspectors, you can request certified access expert approval from one of our certified access specialists. If you get sued for a disability rights violation. this report reveals your employer’s commitment to making their establishment ADA compliant by providing “reasonable accommodations.” California certified access specialists have an absolute commitment to delivering complete compliance inspections. If you own commercial properties in the service area of Riverside California, then you need a certified access specialist (CASp) to inspect your parking lot. Certified access specialists will check during a CASp inspection whether the service area includes publicly accessible locations that meet ADA compliance standards. We are always available to provide a professional ADA CASp inspection by installing handicapped parking signs for ADA compliance at your business location or property.

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ADA Consultations for all properties within Riverside County

The Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) provides priority services to disabled persons that cannot use the bus system. If your disability restricts access to lifts and transportation equipment, it may prevent you from using an accessible wheelchair or accessible bus in some cases. Dial-A-Ride (DAR) is a travel service from origin to destination with advance reservation that operates throughout western Riverside. Service boundaries include any area less than 1 mile away from regular RTA bus routes. If you’ve moved outside of this area, you can still receive services from the company.

School CASp Consultations

The ADA covers public 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. 

if you manage or own a complex with a pool or spa, you’ll want to make sure there are handicap-accessible options for those using your water features.  

If you own a business with a parking lot, you’ll want to make sure your pumps are ADA friendly, as well as doorways, 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.

Our promise to you is that our certified access specialist will be tested for the Americans With Disabilities Act. We will have expertise in implementing California accessibility legislation and federal accessibility regulations. Our inspection reports will provide you additional information regarding accessibility status within your property as well as provide legal protection if deemed to have violated any applicable law or are cited in an administrative proceeding. We develop and evaluate access-specific services for websites as well. For example, you may want to ensure that the toggle menu/close search functions are enabled on your business website to provide equal access to people suffering from visual impairments.

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

Related to the Accessibility Standards Compliance Act

The American Disability Act is a civil rights legislation that prevents discrimination against people with a disability. Under Title II Public Service provisions of ADA, all transportation and pedestrian facilities are available to disabled people. Orange County Public Works operates all public transportation and pedestrian facilities throughout county-maintained areas. The Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination, and you would do well to hire a CASp who knows how the Americans With Disabilities Act applies to public services and other public entities. Make your buildings in Orange County or any other location in California accessible to people with disabilities. We can offer you education and advice on the law, help you become an authority that feels responsible for the architectural procedures followed at your address in California. Our CASp will review the schools at your location and offer you recommendations that help you achieve building norms specified by the Americans With Disabilities Act.

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.

The easiest way is to call 1-800-795-7887 to establish a record in Riverside and then book your trip. You'll be asked to provide your proof of disability and eligibility due to age (65+) at the predetermined pick-up location on your first trip. You must carry your photo identification with you on all your trips, whether you're on a private or business trip.

Pregnant workers in Garden Grove, California; Riverside, California; Santa Ana, California; La Habra, California; Lake Elsinore, California; San Bernardino, California; Costa Mesa, California; Corona, California; Norco, California; Moreno Valley, California; Diamond Bar; Redlands; San Dimas; Rancho Cucamonga; Mira Loma; Chino Hills; Yorba Linda; and other places in California are protected by the ADA and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The worker can avail of 12 weeks of leave first under the FMLA and then claim additional leave as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA.

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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.

Every day, we come into contact with doors that don’t have an automatic opener, streets that don’t have a curb cut wide enough to get through in a wheelchair, even elevator buttons that can’t be pressed by little fingers. Now, there are standards set in place by the ADA which you must make your site comply with before launch or at least show you are involved in and began meeting these accessibility norms on your website. Some people are simply no longer familiar with visual and interactive user interface (UI) alike, making navigation on your site challenging, not to mention stressful. Web accessibility standards that comply with the ADA law not only help disabled individuals navigate through Google but also give all your users the capability to browse through the content that you’ve worked hard on for so long!

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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