DLZ brings significant knowledge and experience in evaluating facilities for compliance with The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Our experience, combined with our familiarity of pertinent ADA regulations and standards, allows us to complete ADA project types for our clients, both public and private. Our experience includes all types of facilities and parks within the public right-of-way. While we typically review physical access, DLZ also reviews our client’s program access by looking at existing policies and procedures that are in place as part of our Transition Plan projects.
DLZ tailors our compliance services to meet each client’s unique situation and needs. We perform services ranging from the accessibility evaluation of a single facility to completion of a full Self-evaluation and Transition Plan (SETP) required for all state and local governments. We can provide services in several stages or phases to meet the budgetary constraints that many Title II entities face. DLZ offers training and other assistance to meet each client’s unique situation. Our training allows clients to perform some or all their facility evaluations and/or prepare a Transition Plan themselves if the staff is available. DLZ staff has also provided several online training, webinars, and conference presentations. We assist clients with investigating and resolving informal complaints about accessibility issues to avoid them rising to the level of a formal ADA grievance, in addition to reviewing and reporting on alleged violations that were included in formal complaints.
Over the years, DLZ has performed ADA compliance services for more than 50 Title II entities throughout the Midwest and we are recognized as an authority in the field. ADA compliance is one of our specialties, and DLZ’s ADA specialists monitor current issues and obtain information on updates to relevant standards and guidelines. Our staff attends the National ADA Symposium and other continuing education opportunities to stay current on emerging issues and technologies that impact accessibility to facilities and programs.
We bring significant experience in the following service areas:
- Self-Evaluations & Transition Plans
- Facility Accessibility Assessments
- Right-of-Way Facility Assessment
- Parks & Recreation Facilities
- Transit Facilities
- Client Training
Contact DLZ today for more information about how we can help you meet your ADA compliance obligations!