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Valuable ADA resources at your fingertips.

With ADA lawsuits on the rise in this country and the fact that there are many grey areas surrounding the accessibility requirements from state to state, it is more important than ever to have access to multiple sources of information and experts knowledge to cut through the fog. Any Architect, Civil Engineer, Designer or access […]

Free parking for disabled coming to an end!

California is just one of many states dealing with a massive “disabled placard” abuse epidemic involving metered street parking. In 1972, California began exempting disabled people from having to pay meter fees and honor posted time restrictions for parking. The policy was meant to reduce transportation barriers for people with disabilities, but it also created […]

Top ten questions to ask your Certified Access Specialist before signing the contract

I just wrapped up two weeks of non-stop travel, teaching and training over three hundred individuals. During my travels, I heard lots of questions about ADA and I want to share my insights directly with you, including the top ten questions to ask a CAS (Certified Access Inspector) before performing an inspection. Here’s a glimpse […]

Passing the sniff test. Dealing with counterfeit service animals.

In December 2013, I wrote a post about a growing problem involving pets being passed-off as legitimate service animals and the negative effect it is having on the business community and the community of people who genuinely and legitimately employ service animals nationwide. After posting that article, my office receive multiple calls from clients and […]

The State of ADA Lawsuits: Then and Now. Has CASp SB 1186 helped?

A Quick Look Back … In 2000, Clint Eastwood was sued for two-minute infractions found inside his historic California Inn.  Even though the jury found Eastwood responsible for two minor infractions, they declined to order him to pay anything … except for the $577,000 in attorneys’ fees. Several years ago, River City Brewing, a popular […]

“Small Business Saturday” promotes Mainstreet USA!

“Small Business Saturday”, created by American Express in 2010, lands on November 30th this year and is one of the biggest days of the year for thousands of small businesses. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB/California) the largest small-business association says, “If you want to support your friends and neighbors, then you need to […]