ADA/Accessibility Consulting

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City of Milwaukee ADA Consulting

LCM is the Independent Licensed Architect retained to assess ADA Title II compliance of municipal facilities in the City of Milwaukee. The City modified police stations, fire houses, and administrative buildings to remove barriers and provide program accessibility. LCM evaluated the modifications to confirm ADA compliance. We also conducted accessibility surveys and made recommendations for …

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Hotel ADA Compliance: Guest Room Dispersion

The ADA Standards for Accessible Design impacts guest room dispersion in the hotel industry. Dispersion Requirements The ADA requires that hotels provide guests with disabilities a range of equivalent guest room options provided to other guests. Accessible rooms need to be dispersed among various room classes (economy, standard, deluxe, a concierge level, etc) and types (number …

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Hotel ADA Compliance: Interiors and Public Spaces

When hotels renovate room interiors and public spaces, understanding the application of Americans with Disabilities Act Standards can help avoid the cost and inconvenience of complaints or remediation work.   What the ADA says about alterations Existing facilities permitted before March 15, 2012 are generally regulated by the 1991 ADA accessibility standards. Standards were updated in 2010 …

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Ohio University ADA Transition Plan

LCM is developing an ADA Transition Plan with Ohio University.  By working together, the plan improves the accessibility of the University’s main campus. These efforts are in compliance with accessibility requirements of Title II of the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. ADA Transition Plan work includes: Conduct surveys of buildings and exterior …

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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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Chicago Housing Authority

The Chicago Housing Authority and its project partners consistently rely on LCM to evaluate compliance with UFAS, FHA, ADA, ADAAG, and the Chicago Building Code for multifamily properties. CHA retained LCM as a third party certifier to verify compliance with applicable accessibility regulations and code requirements in Senior, Family, and Scattered Site Housing developments, as …

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A Better Transit Experience

The user experience is a vital consideration in planning and designing large transportation facilities whose primary purpose is moving large volumes of people efficiently and safely. Universal design in transportation offers a path to achieving a travel experience that is favorable for all people.   Designers traditionally considered the needs and capabilities of the average …

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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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Is an ADA Training Program Right for Your Business?

LCM teaches clients how to perform their own surveys and assessments. Options include classroom training, field instruction, webinars, or the production of videos and guideline standards. Why a training program? A variety of situations may prompt a business to initiate an ADA training program: confronting litigation getting ahead of potential complaints assessing properties under renovation …

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