Americans with Disabilities Act & California Title 24 Access Consulting  
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Hotel ADA consulting

Hotels

Access Beyond Measure has contracted with various hotels in southern California to inspect for architectural elements that pose challenges for persons with disabilities. The following are a few of those hotel properties:


Comfort Suites, Ontario Airport

The Viceroy Inn, Palm Springs

The Hilton, Palm Springs

Casa Laguna Inn and Spa, Laguna Beach

Hotel ADA consulting
Sunnylands ADA project Sunnylands ADA consulting
Sunnylands

In 2011, Access Beyond Measure contracted with the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands to provide guidance with making alterations for improved disabled access to several existing facilities on the Sunnylands property in Rancho Mirage, California. When working with the architects for the restoration/renovation project, recommendations were made for the exterior and interior elements so that alterations would comply with both The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Standards and California Building Codes.
West LA Community College ADA project West LA Community College
West Los Angeles Community College

In line with continually expanding the experience of Access Beyond Measure, Phil Kaplan served as the ADA Access Analyst for West Los Angeles Community College from August 2009 through April 2010. This was a component of the ADA access compliance commitment made by the Los Angeles Community College District for each of the nine Los Angeles Community Colleges being renovated utilizing “Measure J” bond funding. During that time Mr. Kaplan reviewed architectural plans, inspected work in progress on the new buildings and provided valuable input to the Turner Construction team responsible for the project at the West Los Angeles College campus.
Denny's ADA project

Denny's Restaurant

Access Beyond Measure was retained for disability access consultanting by Denny’s Restaurant in response to allegations of ADA access violations in May 2010. The project involved an initial inspection of the property, a preliminary report with the findings and recommendations for corrective action, a second site inspection of the property, and a final report indicating that corrective action was taken to remedy the alleged violations. Each report included detailed photographs and written comments addressing the specific elements in question. The guidance provided by Access Beyond Measure played a significant role in the presentation of the court case.

City of Rancho Mirage ADA project

The City of Rancho Mirage, CA

Access Beyond Measure was contracted to update the City's ADA Self Evaluation and Transition Plan. The purpose was to provide the City with guidance in identifying architectural barriers and improving civic policies and procedures for ADA compliance. Numerous city parks and civic buildings including the Public Library were inspected for disability access.The results were documented in a comprehensive report that was designed to assist City staff with implementing any necessary changes. In addition, meetings were held with City officials to supplement the information contained in the report to facilitate a better overall understanding of ADA compliance.

City of Santa Barbara Airline ADA Project

City of Santa Barbara Airline Terminal Plan Review

The architecture firm of Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendoff (HNTB) of Los Angeles, CA contracted with Phil Kaplan of Access Beyond Measure to conduct a disability access plan review for a new airline terminal for the City of Santa Barbara, CA. In addition, the plan review included the historical airline terminal building which was built in 1942. The "plan check" focused on the interior elements of the buildings and a site plan analysis based on California Building Code requirements. A written report including supporting documentation and graphics were provided to help guide the architecture firm in meeting the disability access obligations.

City of Placentia, ADA project

City of Placentia, California

Access Beyond Measure was contracted to update the City’s ADA Self Evaluation and Transition Plan. The purpose was to provide the City with guidance in identifying architectural barriers and improving Civic policies and procedures for ADA compliance. Both City Hall and the Public Library were inspected for disability access. The results were documented in a comprehensive report that was designed to assist City staff with implementing any necessary changes. In addition, Mr. Kaplan crafted an ADA Grievance Policy and Reasonable Accommodation Policy for the City.

Meetings were held with City officials to supplement the information contained in the report to facilitate a better overall understanding of ADA compliance.

Bristol Farms ADA project
Plaza de Monterey ADA project
Plaza de Monterey (Bristol Farms Market) Shopping Center

The shopping center property manager contacted Phil Kaplan to conduct an ADA access site analysis for the existing parking lot and path of travel to the stores and shops on the property. The owner was being asked to upgrade the entire site to meet current ADA access requirements before the new tenant (Bristol Farms Market) would agree to a lease.

The property was built in the 1980s before the passage of the ADA and required several modifications to become compliant with disability access requirements.

Services: Site Analysis, Photo Documentation, Detailed Report
The Heiress ADA Project The Heiress Gift Shop

A small gift shop was facing an ADA lawsuit based on a number of compliance violation accusations. The site analysis determined that only a small number of low cost changes would be required in order to bring the property into access compliance. The store owner then complied with the recommendations and removed the barriers. As a result, the lawsuit was ultimately dropped.

Services: Site Analysis, Photo Documentation, Detailed Report