AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) AND UNIVERSAL DESIGN (UD) CHECKLIST SERIES
The ADA Checklist Series provides a tool to enhance compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act in newly constructed or existing facilities.
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ABOUT THE CHECKLISTS
Springboard’s Americans with Disabilities Act and Universal Design Checklist Series have been developed to meet the specific needs of corporations and the professionals that manage facilities of all types. These comprehensive checklists facilitate evaluation of internal and external environments, and serve as a knowledge-translation tool for professionals involved in the provision and maintenance of workplace and marketplace facilities.
The ADA Checklist Series provides a tool to enhance compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act in newly constructed or existing facilities. The series is broken down into individual checklists that can be utilized for everything from quick accessibility checks of specific areas of facilities to developing a complete compliance review for an entire site. Unlike many abridged “barrier removal” checklists, Springboard’s system includes comprehensive citations from the ADA and imbedded figures and diagrams to ensure the user has all of the information needed to appropriately assess compliance and identify reasonable solutions to potential accessibility obstacles. This checklist series is essential to any corporation’s efforts to demonstrate a good faith effort toward meeting Titles 1 and 3 of the ADA; the series provides the foundation for efficient, effective and compliant plans addressing readily achievable barrier removal, reasonable accommodation, and other requirements of the law.
The Universal Design Checklist Series serves as a tool to evaluate, enhance, and communicate a corporation’s efforts to provide facilities and environments that are inclusive of all users, regardless of ability, life experience, cultural and social background, or other diverse characteristics. Springboard’s UD checklists maximize the ability of facility professionals to evaluate the inclusiveness of environments and provide a framework for learning that results in those professionals being able to effectively communicate how exactly your corporation goes beyond disability and proactively plans for usability by the widest range of users. UD checklists are not about compliance; they are about demonstrating a company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through purposeful design and provision of physical facilities.