Is your city, county, University or public entity accessing their compliance under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? Accessology can help bring everyone to the table to learn what is required.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law and every public entity must comply. The law requires Title II entities develop an ADA Transition Plan.
An ADA Transition Plan identifies barriers in programs and activities that prevents persons with disabilities from access. The plan will include an evaluation of all programs, activities and services provided by the entity.
Accessology is a national consulting company on access related issues located in McKinney, Texas. We assist municipalities across the country in the development of their comprehensive Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plans. Accessibility is all we do. As a result, we are able to identify the risk/gap areas of compliance which leave public entities vulnerable to private litigation and Department of Justice (DOJ) reviews. We not only look at buildings and streets but all your programs, services and activities among other areas.
Our president Kristi Avalos has over 35 years of experience in accessibility issues and is an expert in the ADA, PROWAG, 504 and other accessibility standards and requirements. She has been warning agencies about an increase of Department of Justice (DOJ) reviews of public entities who are not compliant under the ADA.
Important to note:
• The disability community celebrated the 10th anniversary of the ADA, in 2000, by filing about 600 cases nationwide.
• The disability community celebrated the 20th anniversary of the ADA, in 2010, by filing just under 1400 cases nationwide.
• ADA lawsuits surge by 314.29% to over 4400 in 2014 and they continue to climb.
In addition, many entities are unaware that federal funding could be denied to these same agencies who do not become fully compliant under the ADA.
To help get the word out, Accessology has been conducting free ADA Roundtable Discussion events nationwide.
These FREE ADA Roundtable Discussion events are being conducted around the United States and they have proven to be a very productive way to get everyone in one room to discuss all that is required for a comprehemsive plan. Accessology has expert experience in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plans and we have been working with Cities, Counties, Universities, Departments of Transportation (DOT) and School Districts in various states.
How an ADA Roundtable Works:
What we generally do is partner with local agencies to provide the venue, a meeting or conference room of some sort. You can fill the room with your directors and anyone who needs more information about the ADA and all it requires. We will send our experts to the event to do a free 3 hour presentation which will give attendees an over view of the ADA as well as cover areas of compliance. In addition, our accessibility experts will answer questions regarding ADA Transition Plan Development. The roundtable format also allows attendees to learn from each other. This event is centered on information and is not a sales-pitch.
Who should attend?
• ADA Coordinators
• Transportation Departments
• City Managers
• Human Resource Directors
• Public Works Directors
• Parks Directors
• Facility Directors
• Emergency Management Directors
• County Commissioners
• School Districts
• University Administrators
• Airport Managers
• Department of Correction Admins
• Other Title II employees
After 26 years since the ADA was signed into law, compliance is a must and noncompliance could put federal funds could at risk.
Learn how you can reduce your risk and develop an ADA Transition Plan that guarantees access to every person.
Contact Accessology today for more details, call us at 972-434-0068.