Cities and Counties

Create accessible environments for all citizens.

The BlueDAG WayTM is about empowering local governments so everyone can enjoy the benefits of accessibility. Our tools and expertise help cities and counties identify potential barriers and develop solutions that work for all.

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Empowering public entities of all sizes to meet their ADA compliance goals.

More than 30 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law, many U.S. municipalities still struggle to comply with accessibility requirements. Shortfalls in resources and funding are often cited, as achieving ADA compliance can be a large-scale undertaking.

Accessibility is a fundamental human right. It is essential for social inclusion and for living independently in the community. Barriers prevent people with disabilities from being able to access public spaces and buildings. This exclusion can profoundly impact people with disabilities, preventing them from participating fully in society.

Accessibility concerns extend beyond facilities and buildings. The accessibility of public right-of-way is a primary challenge for local agencies. Without accessible sidewalks, curb cuts, and signalized intersections, people with disabilities are effectively cut off from the community. Making public right-of-way accessible is a foundational step toward creating inclusive communities.

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Positively impact the lives of those you serve.

The BlueDAG WayTM provides local agencies and municipalities with the tools and knowledge to create accessible environments for all citizens. Our approach is inclusive, participatory, and user-centered. We believe that everyone has the right to live independently in the community of their choice. We’ll work with you to assess your needs, develop an action plan, and implement the changes required to make your assets accessible to everyone.

BlueDAG has a proven track record of fostering change and moving accessibility initiatives forward with local agencies nationwide. Cities such as Medford, OR, Colorado Springs, CO, and Framingham, MA, have made progress thanks to The BlueDAG WayTM. Counties like Jefferson County, CO, and Santa Rosa County, FL, use our tools and methods to advance their initiatives. We’ve helped these agencies implement new policies and procedures that have positively impacted the lives of those they serve.

Dust off your Transition Plan.

Ensuring that people with disabilities have equal access to your facilities, programs, and services.

You may have an ADA Transition Plan that’s years old and needs updating, or you may not have a plan at all. The time is now: make progress on your Transition Plan, or create a new or revised plan, with the powerful tools and methodology furnished by BlueDAG. The BlueDAG WayTM will produce a comprehensive Living Transition PlanTM for the remediation of accessibility issues per the Americans with Disabilities Act’s requirements.

Our user-friendly tools and methodology make it easy to assess your current situation, identify barriers to accessibility, and create a detailed plan of action. And because our team of subject-matter experts is always up-to-date on the latest accessibility standards, you can be confident your Living Transition PlanTM will meet all requirements:

  • Self-evaluation of the accessibility of your facilities, programs, and services
  • Designation of a responsible employee or group to coordinate ADA compliance efforts
  • Identification of physical barriers that need to be removed or modified
  • Training for all employees on the requirements of the ADA and how to best serve customers and clients with disabilities
  • Development of policies and procedures ensuring that people with disabilities have equal access to your facilities, programs, and services
  • Development of effective communication plans, including alternate formats for people with hearing or vision impairments

The BlueDAG WayTM

Get started quickly and see measurable results.

Accessibility is not just about compliance with the law. It’s about creating environments, programs, and services that work for everyone. As a BlueDAG subscriber, you’ll measure steady progress on your path toward accessibility and gain critical insights from your data in one place. When coupled with our Client Success PlanTM, BlueDAG’s easy-to-use tools make it possible for any agency to get started quickly and see results

Help when you need it.

We understand that your transition plan can seem like a daunting challenge. BlueDAG’s nationwide network of consultants can provide you with targeted expertise and boots-on-the-ground support. Our partner experts include BlueDAG-certified inspectors who are ready to tackle your accessibility initiatives.

Funding your vision.

BlueDAG has identified several funding sources that can be leveraged to fuel your ADA compliance goals. We’ll work with you to seek out and secure capital from within your organization and beyond.