ADA/Accessibility Consulting

What To Do if an Accessibility Complaint is Filed

Learn the best defense against physical accessibility complaints and three simple action steps to follow if one is filed. Lawsuits about accessibility barriers in facilities of public accommodations have always sustained the ADA Title III plaintiff’s bar. According to the research team at Seyfarth Shaw, most of the ADA Tittle III federal lawsuits filed in …

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Polling Places

LCM evaluates polling place accessibility of in-person early voting and Election Day locations nationwide. Facilities include schools, churches, community centers, libraries, park district field houses, senior centers, apartment buildings and more. LCM confirms that the voting area and elements leading directly to the area are accessible. These elements include parking and passenger drop-off sites, exterior …

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Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST Training Program

Through the FHA FIRST program LCM provides building industry professionals with technical guidance on Fair Housing Act Guidelines and compliance.  There are approximately 139.6 million dwelling units in the U.S. Over 40% are in multifamily buildings of four or more units that are subject to Fair Housing Act requirements. Training Overview As part of the …

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The ADA 30th Anniversary

The ADA turns 30! The Americans with Disabilities Act celebrates its 30th anniversary. The ADA’s profound influence on the way people with disabilities experience all aspects of daily life calls for celebration. In 1990 the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law, a triumphal moment for American civil rights.  The ADA is a civil …

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ANSI A117.1 Standards – 2017 Update

Updates to the ANSI A117.1 Standards further establish technical criteria for accessible and usable buildings for people with disabilities.  While the 2018 International Building Code did not adopt the ANSI A117.1 Standards -2017 update, some building codes have incorporated the revised Standard. By coordinating standards developed by government and other entities, ANSI provides guidelines that …

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Northwestern Medicine

For many years LCM has provided ADA compliance guidance to help Northwestern Medicine make its facilities more accessible.  LCM led a comprehensive evaluation of Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s facilities, policies, and equipment as they affect people with disabilities. We surveyed over 50 diagnostic, treatment and clinic spaces supporting the hospital’s various medical disciplines. We also surveyed …

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Obama Presidential Center

Architect of Record Interactive Design Architects Design Architect Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects LCM is the architectural accessibility and universal design consultant for the Obama Presidential Center. The Center includes a museum, forum, library, and an athletics and activities center connected by a plaza and public green in Jackson Park on Chicago’s South Side.   …

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