The ADA and Your Business
The ADA and related State laws require owners of facilities that serve the public to provide equal access to their programs and services to persons with disabilities. Failure to meet these requirements could expose the facility owner to liability in the form of complaints or potential lawsuits.
Certain tax credits may be available to facility owners who incur business expenses related to physical renovations to improve access for people with disabilities.
What is CASp?
In 2008, the Division of the State Architect (DSA) in California implemented a Certified Access Specialist (CASp) program to provide professional expertise to facility owners regarding accessibility for people with disabilities. A CASp is an architect, building inspector or other professional who has met the State's qualifications as an expert on the physical facility requirements related to California's access codes and related ADA standards.
Learn more about California's CASp Program here.
Learn more about How to Choose a CASp here.