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ADA Sign Depot Select List of Certified Access Specialists (CASp)
That Perform Site Inspections:
Email: Dennis Hytinen
Website: CASp Solutions
CASp SOLUTIONS LLC is licensed by the California Division of the State Architect and specializes in both Federal and State accessibility laws. We are based in San Diego but our services are available state wide. Cell (760) 522-2579
CASp Experts LLCEmail: Jon Rose
Website: CASp Experts
Free Quotes - Statewide Service. We provide Commercial Property CASp inspections and reports, ADA plan reviews and ADA litigation support. Call today - (818) 391-2570
Ashdown ArchitectureEmail: Dwight Ashton
Website: Ashdown Architecture
Full service San Francisco based, architectural firm with extensive experience in the retail and food service arena. Experienced in all aspects of retail design, including concept development, prototyping, roll-out and construction administration.
Evan Terry AssociatesEmail: Jim Terry, AIA, LEED AP, CASp, Chief Executive Officer
Email: Kaylan Dunlap, LPTA, CASp, Accessible Design & ADA Specialist, Healthcare Access Specialist
Email: Pat Hodges, AIA, CSI, CASp, Accessible Design & ADA Specialist
Email: Dan Woosley, AIA, CASp, Senior Associate; Accessible Design & ADA Specialist
Email: Dennis Miles, AIA, CBO, CASp, Associate; Accessible Design & ADA Specialist
Website: Evan Terry Associates
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a) Review of facility plans and specifications for compliance with state and federal accessibility laws, codes and regulations.
b) Investigate a facility for compliance with state and federal accessibility codes and regulations.
c) Conduct accessibility research, prepare accessibility reports, and/or conduct accessibility inspections, as authorized.
In 2003, Senate Bill 262 required the State Architect (DSA) to establish and publicize a program for voluntary certification by the State of any person who meets the specified criteria as a certified access specialist (CASp). It also requires the DSA to publish and make available to the public a list of certified access specialists who have successfully completed and passed the Candidate Certification Examination, and who have received CASp certification. The program is designed to meet the public's need for experienced, trained, and tested individuals who can render opinions as to the compliance of buildings and sites with the State of California codes and regulations and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for accessibility.
(ADASignDepot.com is not involved in the California Certified Access Specialist program or the compilation of this directory of CASps. We are providing this link to the California Division of the State Architect CASp program as a service to our customers and to the general public.)
The voluntary Certified Access Specialist program regulations became effective July 30, 2008. A copy of the regulations is available through the following link: Title 21. Voluntary CASp Regulations (PDF - 60 KB) | (Word - 111 KB)
Senate Bill 1608
Image at left: Flowchart for California SB1608 ADA lawsuit protections
Senate Bill 1608 (Chapter 549, Statutes 2008) added Civil Code section 55.53(c) which states that every CASp who conducts an inspection of a place of public accommodation shall, upon completing the inspection of the site, provide the building owner or tenant who requested the inspection with a notice, which the State Architect shall make available as a form on the State Architect's Internet Web site.
In accordance with Civil Code section 55.53(c), DSA has posted the following notice: Notice to Private Property Owner/Tenant (PDF - 13 KB)
With the passage of Senate Bill 1608, DSA has been receiving numerous inquiries regarding this bill and how it relates to the CASp program. Senate Bill 1608 does not change the requirements or operation of the CASp program. The bill does provide certain legal rights to individuals whose facilities have been inspected by a Certified Access Specialist. SB 1608 also requires local agencies to employ or retain Certified Access Specialists by specified dates.
You may review the text of SB 1608 at: https://leginfo.ca.gov/pub/07-08/bill/sen/sb_1601-1650/sb_1608_bill_20080928_chaptered.pdf
Please direct all public inquiries regarding the Voluntary Certified Access Specialist program to: CASprogram@dgs.ca.gov
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