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Accessibility Services

We can help your property comply with accessible design and construction requirements included in:
  • The Architectural Barriers Act
  • The Fair Housing Amendments Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • State and Local Accessibility Laws and Codes

Accessibility Services

Design and construction consulting for more inclusive, accessible, and equitable spaces.

At SWA, we drive the intrinsic connection between accessibility compliance and the green building movement. Our philosophy is that unless a building is accessible, it cannot be truly sustainable. After all, a structure that values human health and wellness should be welcoming to all occupants, regardless of ability, age, stature and so on.

Our passion for helping clients create buildings that comply with the accessible design and construction requirements to which they are subject drives us to deliver exceptional and reliable solutions-driven consulting services. For clients interested in going beyond baseline accessibility requirements, we can help projects meet the goals of Universal Design, which seeks to “encourage the design of spaces that ‘empower a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation.” IDEA Center, University of Buffalo.


Accessibility Compliance and Consulting Services Include:

Plan Reviews

We collaborate with architects, engineers, interior designers, and other design team professionals from schematic design through construction documents to help achieve full compliance with regulatory and building code requirements for accessible design and construction.  After careful review of plans, specifications, submittals, and related documentation, our accessibility consultants work with the design team to ensure that final design and construction documents comply fully with applicable accessibility requirements.

Field Inspections

Field inspections are conducted during all phases of new construction and alterations projects to ensure compliance with regulatory and building code requirements for accessible design and construction. Our accessibility consultants work with the construction team to help ensure that full compliance is achieved in the field.

Technical Assistance

Consistent and reliable technical assistance for all aspects of accessibility compliance.

Litigation Consulting

We conduct a thorough evaluation of alleged non-compliant features and existing conditions, recommendations for remediation, and guidance on how to best proceed.

Universal Design Consulting

For clients interested in going beyond the minimums established by regulatory accessibility compliance requirements, we champion the advancement of Universal Design which seeks to “encourage the design of spaces that empower a diverse population by improving human performance, health, wellness, and social participation,” (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012).

Training

Our training spans all aspects of accessibility compliance and inclusive design.

 

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