Hire a Specialist
Why Hire an APA Accessibility Specialist?
Complying with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS), and other building accessibility codes and requirements can be a complex and challenging process. A registered accessibility specialist (RAS) or other APA professional can help you smoothly navigate through every phase of your project to ensure accessibility and avoid any costly headaches arising from noncompliance.
Whether it’s a public building or privately owned structure leased or occupied by government agencies, a place of public accommodation, or a commercial facility for individuals with disabilities, an APA member can help with accessibility planning and compliance.
Browse our Membership Directory * for APA specialists registered in Texas and qualified to help throughout the U.S. with:
• Plan reviewing to ensure your plan is in compliance with federal, state, and/or local codes before building begins
• Site inspections to ensure your facility meets all applicable accessibility requirements
Some APA members can help in other areas, including:
• Building and site assessments to identify any items of non-compliance in existing structures
• Cost estimating including area and volume analysis, quantity surveys, and bidding
• Accessibility seminars and consulting to answer questions, conduct preliminary plan reviews, and provide designers with an initial look at accessibility issues
• Architectural services to assist in the preparation of design and construction drawings and specifications
• Forensic and investigative services including dispute resolution strategies and mediation and arbitration
• Expert testimony
*APA makes no representation or warranty as to services provided by its members/specialists/professionals, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions of such members/specialists/professionals in the performance of services offered by such members/specialists/professionals. APA does not give legal advice and the opinions offered in training presentations are those of the author and not APA itself.