ADA/Accessibility Consulting

LCM Webinar: Accessibility in the COVID-19 Era

What should commercial businesses know about accessibility in the COVID-19 era? Businesses are adapting their spaces and services to accommodate public health concerns. But they also need to provide access to all patrons, including those with disabilities. LCM Architects will discuss how solutions for accessibility and public health concerns can work together to provide safer, …

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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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How do ADA Title II and Title III Differ?

Both Title II and III approach architectural barrier removal differently to protect individuals with disabilities. Title II and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act have much in common. Both address provisions for equal access in the built environment. They require that new facilities and altered spaces comply with the ADA Standards for Accessible …

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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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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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Jon Hiatt Joins LCM

LCM welcomes registered architect Jon Hiatt to our ADA consulting group. Jon has focused on technical aspects of design during his 15-year architecture career.  Jon Hiatt’s work is an ideal channel for his craft and resolve to make buildings and cities more usable for everyone. Always inquisitive and a problem-solver, he has gravitated toward understanding …

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