Look for Kristi J. Avalos at the Alabama Transportation Planners Association (APTA) Conference, April 7, 2016
Kristi, J. Avalos is the president and CEO of Accessology Too, Inc., 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.
Kristi has worked on numerous multi-million dollar projects in providing accessibility compliance during all stages and assists school districts, Universities, and municipalities with very diverse needs in their ADA transition plan development process.She will be presenting the following at the ATPA conference at 1:00PM on April 7th.:
Developing an ADA Transition Plan, how to get ahead of the curve
Kristi has been involved in disability issues for 35 years and is a sought after speaker with a knack for using an upbeat approach to help others understand their responsibilities. She provides expert witnessing on ADA, 504, FHA, and ACAA legal cases. Kristi is the primary liaison with the United States Access Board and other agencies and organizations that shape accessibility legislation and trends. Kristi began her efforts in the transportation arena helping airlines and airports comply with the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) as well as Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). She expanded to include ground transportation issues and facilities because of her close association with the Department of Transportation.Kristi is a consultant on all disability regulations offering accurate training in understanding each regulation. Kristi founded Accessology in 1990 and is an expert in the performance of nationwide plan reviews. She is licensed through the state of Texas to perform final architectural plan reviews on behalf of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
Now, more than ever before it is critical to develop your ADA transition plan or to update any plan you currently have in place because federal funding is at risk. Recently, Federal Highways has instructed the state DOT’s to require transition plans before issuing funding, and now the issue has become urgent! In addition, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is aggressively reviewing ADA plans for compliance with the federal law. If a plan is not FULLY compliant the agency risks federal funding being withheld there as well.
If you are in or near Dothan, Alabama and would like to meet Kristi while she is at the conference: