On September 15, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) published updates to its ADA regulations and adopted new design standards based on guidelines previously issued by the Access Board. The new 2010 Standards for Accessibility (which  are closley based upon the ADA / ABA Accessibility Guidelines – July 23, 2004) was adopted by DOJ to replace the “Old ADAAG” technical standards dated July 1, 1994.  The 2010 ADA Standards also include supplementary design requirments, and the Standards become manadatory 3/15/12. Contact us for more information on how it will affect your public accommodation and public sector projects, including the alternate "safe harbors" for interim compliance. E&A has already updated our Survey Solutions Software for the new standards - we are ready to survey your facilities.

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ADA Services

Testimonials

"The market buildings are hard to track for those of us that work here on a regular basis, and very challenging for all of our visitors…The survey was very thorough, and included suggestions of how to tackle the numerous complex issues that challenge an older historic facility…We would highly recommend Endelman & Associates for any ADA survey work due to their high level of skill in this area, and their professional attitude."

Rob Hyman, Capital Projects Coordinator, Pike Place Market

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E&A's Survey Solutions Software

ADA Services

Our Services include: ADA Surveys, ADA Accessibility Design Reviews (Plan Reviews), ADA Construction Observation, ADA Litigation Consulting / Expert Witness Services, ADA Training, ADA Consulting.

Survey SolutionsTM Software

E&A's completely new generation of ADA database software, Survey SolutionsTM and Survey ManagerTM (licensable to clients) is running in the "cloud"  It is a web based application that provides greater capabilities for our firm and our clients.

E&A has developed and used for years custom database software to make our Surveys better and more cost effective for our clients. Our ADA Survey Reports have written solutions and budget costs for each itMaster Catalog Screen Shotem. Data is also available to our clients in electronic database formats. We can also manage the entire implementation and tracking of your barrier removal project using our database software.

Our ADA Survey Reports have written solutions that are considered sufficiently complete, that with provision of some design standards and good Project Management they can often be the scope for a contractor’s bid. (Some more complex solutions and public sector projects will require design and construction documents, which we can provide.) Our surveys are performed by Architects who know buildings and accessibility standards.

Client Access to Survey SolutionsTM Software - Our clients can license use of our custom web application with all our survey data, that enables clients to add status fields to track progress of their barrier removal program and print a myriad of reports. The software is a module of our ADA Survey Software, Survey SolutionsTM.

A Quality ADA Accessibility Survey should include:

  • ADA Overview / Executive Summary explaining ADA requirements and your Survey.
  • General Priority per the Preamble to the ADA
  • Barrier, Location and ADAAG/ Code Citation.
  • Photos of typical or unique barrier (color copies).
  • Recommended Solution
  • Key Plan drawing as appropriate
  • Clarification Codes and Comments for each Recommendation.
  • Written Facility Summaries.
  • Budget Cost per item.
  • Capability for ongoing database management

Survey Solutions Software Benefits 

The benefit to our clients of using custom Survey Solutions Software™ database is our ability to do ADA Surveys of any size of project that provide;

  • Surveys more cost effectively.
  • A more thorough, consistent and quality controlled report.
  • Cost Summary and Custom Reports of data in client-driven formats.
  • Electronic data files in compatible database formats.
  • Itemized barrier removal scope of work for architects or contractors.
  • Client option of licensing access to our custom ADA Project Management / Report Writer System that is part of Survey SolutionsTM

For an idea of how our Survey Solutions Software works, please see a sample survey report page it generates. We are also currently developing our software for other facility survey applications.