MSU found a way to renew its long-range accessibility compliance plans through an efficient facilities evaluation process that was within its budget.
To help update its ADA Title II Transition Plan, Missouri State University called on LCM to conduct a campus accessibility evaluation. Tailoring the process to a limited budget, LCM evaluated all campus routes and buildings constructed before 1993. An architect from the University Architect’s office guided LCM though the buildings, a time- and cost-saving measure that gave us the benefit of local campus knowledge and afforded an opportunity to train a University employee in the accessibility assessment process for future operations.
LCM’s comprehensive report summarized ADA Title II regulations, described our approach to the evaluation, and identified noncompliant elements found in each building with corresponding barrier removal recommendations. We ranked remediation items according to Title II directives, with highest priority assigned to conditions posing barriers to program access. Other noncompliant elements would be addressed through ongoing construction and modernization projects.