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What is an ADA Site Survey?

 

An ADA Site Survey is a confidential report produced by CAP program staff that details areas of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The ADA details many accessibility requirements for buildings and outdoor sites that are open to the public. To allow for a complete understanding of your facility's adherence to these standards, CAP staff will work with you to complete an on-site inspection of your facility or outdoor area. Our knowledgeable site survey professionals are trained professionals that will help you understand and address any accessibility problems that may be identified. Once an on-site survey is conducted, staff complete a detailed report that covers areas of concern and gives suggestions and recommendations for how to improve the accessibility of your location. This report is confidential and is only given to the owner or designated representative of a partnering facility or organization.

A site survey by CAP program professionals will help you address your accessibility problems. Specifically, our survey team will:

  • Identify elements that do not comply with the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, and other relevant standards
  • Prioritize barrier removal, in accordance with Department of Justice guidelines
  • Suggest simple, cost-effective solutions to common access mistakes
  • Distinguish between elements that require immediate attention and elements that need only be upgraded during future alterations
  • Produce a detailed report of the site with its findings, along with suggestions and solutions to rectify the problem areas

A site survey will help you meet your legal obligations, while opening your facility to new patrons.

CAP staff are well versed in many common accessiblity standards, such as requirements for access in common areas, doorways, hallways, bathrooms, etc. These are areas where the most common accessibility mistakes occur. The diagrams to the right are just a few examples of the illustrations that may be included in your ADA Accessibility Site Survey report.

 

Turning radius for wheelchair in a toilet room

 

Accessible Seating Diagram