The way to better public housing accessibility.
Dwelling accessibility challenges can be daunting. BlueDAG streamlines the process and empowers agencies to make progress. We help you ensure that everyone can have equal access to public housing regardless of ability.
The right to independent living.
Fair housing isn’t just a goal; it’s a requirement.
People with disabilities have the right to accessible housing at a reasonable cost per the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Public housing agencies (PHAs) exist to provide safe and affordable dwelling units to low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. However, many public housing units are not fully accessible, creating significant barriers for those who require accommodations.
There are several accessibility challenges in public housing. Many public housing structures were built before the ADA was passed and are not currently in compliance. People with disabilities may have difficulty getting into and out of their dwelling units and may not be able to access essential features, such as the kitchen or bathroom. Even when public housing units are minimally accessible, they often are not designed in a way that meets the needs of people with disabilities.
Everyone has the right to live in homes that allow them to live independently – yet many PHAs struggle to meet the needs of their residents with disabilities.
Tackle housing accessibility challenges head-on.
Everyone deserves a place to call home.
The BlueDAG WayTM empowers PHAs to identify and correct accessibility problems in their buildings. With BlueDAG, PHAs can create detailed accessibility maps of their properties, pinpointing specific areas that need attention. They can also track progress over time and ensure that all necessary changes are made in a timely manner.
Our software and Client Success PlanTM will enable your agency to improve accessibility, compliance, and equity in housing. Agencies such as California State University and the City of Seguin, TX, have progressed and advanced their initiatives thanks to the BlueDAG WayTM. We are committed to providing the best possible service to our clients and helping them achieve their goals.
Provide safe and comfortable homes for everyone of all abilities in your community – BlueDAG can help you get there.
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 guidance 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 to 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.