The McIntosh Group serves as an extension of your staff so you can minimize and manage your risks and operate your business more efficiently. We have extensive experience conducting accessibility audits, designing solutions, outlining compliance strategies, serving as an expert witness and troubleshooting with jurisdictions across the country.
Federal law has required ADA compliance since the early 1990s. That means that every facility open to the public and constructed since that time needs to meet accessibility guidelines. For any facilities built before that time, you systematically should be finding and removing barriers. A remodel also can trigger additional compliance requirements.
There are many myths and misconceptions about what should or should not be compliant. Add to that the frequency with which design professionals and contractors simply get it wrong. All of that leaves you open to lawsuits. Take the opportunity to protect your reputation and become compliant on your own terms, for the right reasons, in a way that makes economic sense for your organization.
A few questions to consider:
- How certain are you that all of your facilities built or remodeled in the last 20 years are compliant?
- Are you systematically removing barriers on all of your older facilities?
- Do you have documentation supporting your compliance activities?
What is your risk?
The articles below give you a glimpse of the risk of non-compliance. Individuals, and/or the government, sued these companies because their facilities were not ADA compliant.