ADA Compliance, Lawsuits & Understanding
At Accessology we know access issues. Our President/CEO has been involved in disability issues for over 30 years, long before she started Accessology. She currently serves as an expert witness on access related legal cases and is a sought after speaker/teacher with a knack for using an upbeat approach to help others understand their responsibilities. Accessology works in all 50 states and has learned how important it is to understand the culture of each community when developing their approach to access issues.
Besides the ADA, a municipality also has responsibilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Accessology’s approach is to help our clients understand all state and federal accessibility laws and how each pertains to their entity. We stay abreast of new legislation as it is written to ensure we are on the forefront of access changes to better guide our clients. It takes someone who knows access issues and deals with them on a full-time basis to remain proficient in both the letter and the spirit of the law. Accessology does just that. Access is our only business and we do it well.
Much of our current work stems from the rise in ADA related lawsuits, and the need to address compliance for existing facilities and develop a plan to bring them into compliance. From a risk management perspective, we draw on our extensive experience to create access solutions that not only comply with required standards, but exceed them when possible to help our client develop a positive marketing campaign. We believe in a creative, holistic approach to accessibility that showcases the benefits of compliance. This has resulted in local and national recognition in several projects to date.
Accessibility is required in every project, large or small, and every building owner, municipality, school district, university, company, and employer in the United States has requirements under the ADA and our goal is to help them understand what their requirements are and how to comply without legal action being involved.
We are almost 30 years after the signing of the ADA and non-compliance has become more and more difficult to defend. We recommend all entities accept that the law will not go away and insert compliance into their culture to ensure it becomes part of the fiber of development. This takes some up front thought and effort but accessibility can become an embraced part of the intricate culture of every entity and make all in the community feel important and welcomed.
If you are needing more information about utilizing our services for government and public institutions, you can find out more about us here.