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BlueDAG Android Mobile Application Update

Today, BlueDAG released it’s new Android mobile application. With the update, Android users will see a new interface that offers refined functionality. In addition, the updated application better manages photographs in local storage. Please watch the video for a complete overview of BlueDAG’s Android mobile application update.

Look for BlueDAG Pro in your app store to upgrade from previous versions. Users will have to uninstall previous versions of BlueDAG before installing BlueDAG Pro. Android version 8 or higher is recommended.

BlueDAG Mobile Application Update for Android Users

Today, BlueDAG has moved its Android mobile application update into an early release phase. With the update, Android users will see a new interface that offers refined functionality. In addition, the updated application better manages photographs in local storage. Watch the video for a complete overview of BlueDAG’s Android mobile application update. If you would like to be a part of the early release testing group, please contact us at bluedag.support@bluedag.com.

BlueDAG Maintains Service and Operational Capacity During COVID-19 Crisis

With increased attention to the COVID-19 outbreak, each day brings more uncertainty for businesses and our communities. Our team is monitoring developments on the outbreak and are taking the appropriate steps to help support the ongoing health and safety of our employees and customers.

We know that your primary concern is making sure you are taking the appropriate precautions to care for yourself, your family, and others around you.

We have recently heard from a lot of our subscribers, and we wanted to update you on our operations and infrastructure:

  • Our systems will continue to operate uninterrupted.

  • Our support team will continue to stay available to you to support changing working conditions as you make adjustments in response to the outbreak.

  • We are continuously monitoring bandwidth usage with tools that reveal network trends, along with performance and capacity reports to help us manage our network and internal systems.

  • We have taken several steps to help ensure the reliability of our critical business processes and supporting infrastructures so that we can continue to provide high-quality service to you.

  • We have asked all of our employees, including all who interact with our subscribers, to take appropriate preventative measures to help stop the spread of this disease. This includes the regular and consistent washing of their hands, limiting subscriber engagement to teleconferences and virtual meetings, and upon request, working remotely from home.

  • Importantly, we have encouraged any employee who does not feel well to stay home, get well, and avoid interacting with subscribers and other employees.

Our goal at BlueDAG is to continually provide you with a premium level of service, not only throughout the year but especially during this time. We will keep you updated with system and operational changes via email. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Thank you,

Christoffer James

CEO, BlueDAG

Two Municipalities Make Progress on Their ADA Transition Plans

Pierce County Curb at WallerThis has been a good month for ADA accessibility as two municipalities have made progress in bringing their facilities and public right-of-way into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Last week, Pierce County, Washington, approved its transition plan for county-owned facilities and public right-of-way. As with all local municipalities, Pierce County was required under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act to conduct self-evaluations of its facilities, public right-of-way, and programs and services, and integrate the findings into its ADA Transition Plan.

According to Pierce County News, “Pierce County’s Americans with Disabilities Act Public Rights-of-Way Self-Evaluation Report, which was completed in 2015, included the examination of county policies related to the ADA and an inventory that identified whether existing pedestrian facilities were in compliance with the ADA. This inventory was initially completed in 2015 and is updated as new facilities are built or improved.”

The City of Warrensburg, Missouri, also approved their ADA Transition Plan last week.

During the Warrensburg City Council meeting to approve the Transition Plan, Warrensburg Building Official Brett Penrose said, “The ADA Transition Plan is required by the ADA law of 1990. Starting in the spring of last year, we inspected all city-owned properties, including 13 buildings, nine parks and seven parking lots with the idea of inspecting previously identified ADA compliance issues as well as looking at new violations that may have come up since our last update.”

Penrose continued, “When we go out to look, to reinspect, I don’t just go out and look at what I’ve already identified. I’m out there to look with fresh eyes to look at the whole building or park.”

These two municipalities are great examples of local governments taking the lead and making the investments to not only come into compliance with the ADA, but also ensure their communities are accessible to all residents and visitors.

Sources:
Pierce County Council approves plan to bring existing pedestrian facilities into ADA compliance
The Suburban Times / Pierce County News
February 13, 2020
https://thesubtimes.com/2020/02/13/pierce-county-council-approves-plan-to-bring-existing-pedestrian-facilities-into-ada-compliance/

City Council approves ADA Transition Plan resolution
Daily Star-Journal
February 13, 2020
http://www.dailystarjournal.com/news/local/city-council-approves-ada-transition-plan-resolution/article_08fbbe6a-4dc1-11ea-a34b-e7e5b2ee9f41.html

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