Public infrastructure that is accessible to all people, including people with disabilities, is the responsibility of every community. Balancing maintenance and new construction needs against limited municipal budgets is a common challenge. WithersRavenel has the tools to help you identify, evaluate, and—most importantly—prioritize your ADA compliance needs in an actionable ADA transition plan.
Using GIS-compatible data collection equipment, we catalogue the location and condition of all horizontal and vertical infrastructure governed by the ADA. Horizontal infrastructure includes sidewalks, crosswalks, paths, routes to public facilities, and rights-of-way; it is evaluated using Public Rights-of-Way Guidelines (PROWAG) methodology. Vertical infrastructure includes buildings and their entrances, exits, stairwells, elevators, and emergency routes; it is evaluated using ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) methodology.
We then model multiple repair and replacement scenarios to generate a segment-by-segment capital improvement plan, with priorities ranked using a risk-based approach. These prioritized improvements form the basis of an ADA transition plan, which we refine based on your budget and anticipated project impacts. The plan also incorporates an analysis of available funds and opportunities for additional funding from outside sources, if desired.
To complete the ADA transition plan, we help clients identify an ADA Coordinator and ADA Administrator, craft an ADA position statement, and develop an ADA grievance procedure.
The result is an easy-to-understand roadmap to guide your community toward a safer and more accessible future.