“How the New California Accessibility Code Can Help You”

“How the New California Accessibility Code Can Help You”

“Van Accessible Parking Requirements” Part 1 in a Series An article By Steven E. Schraibman, AIA, CPE, CASp One often hears someone somewhere talking about how there are always new rules, which restrict our freedoms and limit our options. One often hears someone somewhere say “in the good old days we didn’t need all these ... Read More
Solving the Mystery of California’s Restroom signage

Solving the Mystery of California’s Restroom signage

A History of California Restroom Signs CASI: Certified Access Specialist Institute An extremely useful article that you can find at, http://www.casinstitute.org/content/solving-mysteries-california-restroom-sign. California requires at least two signs to identify each restroom open to the public. Although this duplication seems unnecessary, there is a story to the rules that features the usual role players of government regulation – ... Read More
California’s Braille Signage – Feel the Difference

California’s Braille Signage – Feel the Difference

“California’s Braille Signage – Feel the Difference” Tactile signage is typically almost always missing when we perform an ADA/CASp audit on a property. Tactile signage is usually found at the strike side of a doorway mounted between 48 to 60 inches above the ground. The tactile signage will have a word or words below which, ... Read More
ADA Compliance- Who Should Care!

ADA Compliance- Who Should Care!

There are three types of buildings in California – those that have been sued for ADA non-compliance, those that are yet to be sued and those that will get sued again. A CASp certificate goes a long way to reducing one’s exposure and it also makes business sense. Rather than a business being subjected to ... Read More
The Stumblr: Some of San Diego’s worst sidewalks.

The Stumblr: Some of San Diego’s worst sidewalks.

500 block of Robinson Avenue in the city of San Diego. Photo by W.L. Ballard A great new project by, Voice of San Diego, (Liam Dillon), is getting a lot of attention and creating much needed awareness about the need to fix San Diego sidewalks, http://www.thestumblr.com/tagged/sidewalks . The implications of this ... Read More
Bill Carroll Show: Arcor-Inc. Helps Out after ADA Lawsuit

Bill Carroll Show: Arcor-Inc. Helps Out after ADA Lawsuit

KFI AM 640 Bill Carroll  Interviews Steve Schraibman  about ADA Lawsuit  ARCOR-Inc., after hearing on the Bill Carroll show about the ADA lawsuit against family-owned business, Zlaket’s Market, stepped in to help out the business by offering to do a complimentary ADA audit in order to provide them with a CASp ... Read More
SEC. 12. Section 1938 is added to the Civil Code

SEC. 12. Section 1938 is added to the Civil Code

A CASp Certified Building Gives You “Special Legal Right” Mr. Steven Schraibman – Architect/General Contractor and Certified Estimator CASp-338 3/31/2014 SCHRAIBMAN’S COMMENT: The way I see it the almost immediate implications are as follows: 1) All commercial lease are about to undergo a change in that this aspect needs to be reflected at 7/1/13 2) ... Read More