ADA/Accessibility Consulting

Differences between ADA & FHA

The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act are both federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities but they have different accessible design and construction requirements.   Although the ADA and FHA overlap in limited circumstances, FHA regulations primarily apply to multifamily residential projects and ADA regulations primarily apply …

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Hotel ADA Compliance: Interiors and Public Spaces

When hotels update room interiors and public spaces to keep their facilities looking fresh, it is important to understand the application of Americans with Disabilities Act standards. Knowing what is and is not required can help avoid the cost and inconvenience of potential complaints or remediation work. This is the first of a two part …

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ADA Transition Plan

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign sought LCM ADA consulting services to evaluate nine campus facilities and 10 student housing complexes for program accessibility. Using the technical standards of the 1991 and 2010 ADA Standards, noncompliant elements that prohibit access were recommended for modifications to update the University’s ADA Title II Transition Plan.  Considering program …

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Thank You for Attending ‘The New Illinois Accessibility Code Demystified’

The new Illinois Accessibility Code is the culmination of a four-year effort to harmonize the 1997 IAC and the ADA 2010 Standards. Having participated in the revision process with a committee of representatives from the Illinois Capital Development Board and Illinois Attorney General’s Office, LCM Partner, Doug Anderson CASp, RAS has a unique perspective on and knowledge …

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Minnesota State University at Mankato ADA Transition Plan

LCM assisted the University to develop an ADA Title II Transition Plan that addresses barriers to programs and services on its Mankato campus. Structured to meet the University’s goals, schedule, and budget, our phased approach included: a physical survey of all facilities and campus routes to identify barriers; preparing a questionnaire to evaluate the accessibility …

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Committed to Making Every Chicago Transit Authority Station Accessible to All ASAP

The Chicago Transit Authority developed the comprehensive All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP) to achieve a 100% accessible transit system that accommodates people with disabilities.     As part of a working group that developed this blueprint for future construction, LCM Architects advised on disability community issues and the technical approach for retrofitting or rebuilding all 42 …

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ADA Hospitality

Property Types Luxury Boutique Resort & Spa Extended Stay Limited Service Time Share Microhotel Cruiseline Fleet With deep knowledge of ADA accessibility standards and architectural backgrounds LCM team members assist the hospitality industry identify noncompliant accessibility elements. We find appropriate solutions for establishing a strategy and schedule to address accessibility compliance in guest rooms, common …

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