The California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) has issued Information Bulletin 16-03 (attached), regarding the 2016 Legislative Changes to state laws related to building and building standards .  This information bulletin may be viewed on the following CBSC website page: Read More
CASp Impartiality.The question of CASp impartiality has come up in several public meetings over the past year, and I think it is worth discussing.  On more than one occasion I have witnessed first-hand that the advocates for the disabled community have pressed hard to have CASps serve their... Read More
Is Your Business Accessible?Are Your Premises Compliant with the ADA?The Continuing Obligation of Readily Achievable Barrier RemovalThe Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires all public businesses to make their goods and services available to individuals with disabilities. This is required... Read More
When you use a Certified Access Specialist (CASp) who is a member of the Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI), you get:A CASp who is dedicated to furthering not just accessibility in the built environment but also understanding of accessibility laws and codes, so people understand not just... Read More
People with disabilities were, for too long, excluded from participating in many recreational activities, including swimming. The revised 2010 Standards change that. For the first time, the 2010 Standards set minimum requirements for making swimming pools, wading pools, and spas (pools) accessible... Read More
It can be difficult to accept from today’s perspective, but not very many years ago it was legally permissible for a person to be denied service because of a disability. It may not have been an individual’s intent, a certain building may not have able to accommodate the person with a disability,... Read More