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See BlueDAG at the 2018 CASI Summit

BlueDAG is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 2018 Accessibility Codes and Standards Summit, hosted by The Certified Access Specialist Institute. The Summit takes place October 11th and 12th at the  Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA.

BlueDAG will have a sponsor table at the event, and representatives will be demonstrating BlueDAG inspection solutions utilizing our desktop and mobile application. Our reps will be on hand to answer any questions about BlueDAG SaaS solutions from current and prospective subscribers. BlueDAG will also have a drawing for attendees who enter at BlueDAG’s sponsor table to win a door pressure gauge – the winner will be announced at the end of the Summit.

BlueDAG SMEs Mark Wood will be speaking during the Code Discussion Group Q & A Panel which takes place on the 12th.

BlueDAG Web Portal Updates: Reporting Controls, Photo Reordering

At BlueDAG, we are always working to improve and streamline the functionality and performance of our ADA inspection, reporting, and compliance tool suite. Here’s a roundup of the latest changes and improvements that we’ve made to our web portal interface:

Exclude Findings from Reports

  • Subscribers can now exclude individual findings from reports as desired, by using a new radio button control which is located at the bottom of the findings details screen on the Findings tab. Findings which have been excluded from reports will be automatically moved to a special area container, which is labeled “Findings excluded from report.” Excluded findings retain their original area assignments, so when subsequently changing the radio setting to include the finding in reports, it will be automatically moved back to its original area container.

Reordering of Findings Photos.

  • Subscribers with multiple photos per finding can now reorder their photos as they wish. Working from the evaluation’s Photos tab, simply expand a finding to display its photo thumbnails, then drag and drop the thumbnails to create the desired order, with the left-most photo being the primary finding photo.

A video that highlights these new features has been added to BlueDAG’s YouTube channel:

The 2018 National ADA Symposium Is Almost Here – See BlueDAG At The Expo

Team BlueDAG will be at the 2018 National ADA Symposium, which takes place June 17-20 a the Wyndham Grand Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA.  This will be our third consecutive year as a sponsor of this event. The National ADA Symposium is the largest ADA-focused event in the United States, and as always we are excited for the opportunity to demonstrate BlueDAG’s ADA inspection, reporting and compliance tools to the attendees.

The National ADA Symposium is a project of the ADA National Network which is comprised of ten regional centers that provide information, training, and materials on the Americans with Disabilities Act. The conference, held annually for the past 20 years, has earned the reputation as the most comprehensive training event available on the ADA and disability related laws. The National ADA Symposium is designed to provide the latest information on ADA regulations and guidelines, implementation strategies, and best practices through dynamic, interactive sessions. The 2018 National ADA Symposium will be hosted by the Great Plains ADA Center.

Be sure to stop buy BlueDAG’s demonstration area at the symposium (booth #16), to see the latest BlueDAG features and developments. We look forward to meeting you there!

For more information:  http://www.adasymposium.org/

New Whitepaper: ADA Compliance With The BlueDAG Title II Suite

BlueDAG has released a new whitepaper: “ADA Compliance With The BlueDAG Title II Software Suite.” This 16-page document provides the reader with an executive overview of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, focusing on the Act’s ramifications for public agencies. It then explains and demonstrates the means by which BlueDAG’s Title II Suite enables subscribers to effectively manage the five administrative requirements of Title II of the ADA.

Filled with illustrations, software screenshots and case examples, this whitepaper provides the reader with solid introductory understanding of the methodology and architecture of BlueDAG’s Title II suite. ADA Title II Coordinators for U.S. cities, counties and states, as well as of specific departments of those agencies, will find this whitepaper to be an effective and informative introduction to BlueDAG’s software tools.

Please accept this whitepaper with our compliments. Those ADA Title II Coordinators who wish to delve deeper into the capabilities of BlueDAG’s Title II suite may contact us to schedule a phone consultation or live web demo to see BlueDAG in action.

Private-sector ADA Coordinators will find the section of the whitepaper which deals with Evaluations and Barrier findings to be relevant to their site inspection responsibilities, and they are encouraged to download the document and review those sections.

 

Download Whitepaper

 

BlueDAG Updates: New Findings, New Reporting Features, And More…

At BlueDAG we are constantly working on improvements to our ADA inspection, reporting and compliance tools, with the goal of making ADA-related work as easy as it can be. Here’s a look at new features that are coming soon:

 

Findings For Illinois Accessibility Code

We are in the process of adding findings related to the 1997 IAC (Illinois Accessibility Code). The new findings are scheduled to be completed and made available on production platforms by the end of November, 2017.

Custom Document Feature For Evaluation Reports

A popular request amongst our users is the ability to upload additional documents to BlueDAG evaluation reports. Good news: this feature is currently in active development and is expected to be available on production platforms by the end of December, 2017. Users will be able to upload arbitrary PDF documents from the reporting screen, and those documents will be incorporated into the report. The placement and order of uploaded documents will be configurable by the user.

BlueDAG Mobile Application For iOS: Coming December 15th

We are currently in the beta testing phase of our all new BlueDAG mobile application for iOS. This version 2 release represents a complete re-write of our mobile application from the ground up. The result is a faster and more intuitive interface that enables our clients to work faster and easier than ever, and introduces new features such as landscape mode, findings figures, automatic photo orientation, and navigation to site locations. Our new mobile app for iOS will be released on December 15th. Watch for the release bulletin and startup / training videos on our Youtube channel! Version 2 of our mobile app for Android will follow in early 2018.

New PROWAG And ADAS Checklists Added to BlueDAG

At BlueDAG LLC we are continuously improving the functionality and flexibility of our ADA inspection, reporting and compliance solutions. Our subscribers have requested the addition of specific checklists to help ensure consistency and reduce data collection efforts in the field. We have responded.

In the last two months we have added several checklists for use with PROWAG if chosen as the Barrier Standard. These checklists include:

  • Accessible Pedestrian Signals
  • Crosswalks and Rail Crossings
  • Ramps and Blended Transitions

On- Street Parking is slated to be completed by the end of November.

Also recently added for the 2010 ADAS and other State Standards are:

  • Accessible Routes – Play Area from Parking
  • Accessible Routes – Play Area from Sidewalk
  • Play Area – Required Number of Components
  • Play Area – Elevated – Accessible Route
  • Play Area – Ground Level – Accessible Route
  • Ramps (includes curb ramps)
  • Elevators, and Reach Range

If you would like to request a checklist be developed please contact us and let us know what you need.

BlueDAG Sponsors 2017 Accessibility Codes and Standards Summit

BlueDAG is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 2017 Accessibility Codes and Standards Summit, hosted by The Certified Access Specialist Institute. The Summit takes place October 19th and 20th at the Hyatt Regency SF Airport.

BlueDAG will have a sponsor table at the event, and representatives will be demonstrating BlueDAG inspection solutions, including the new version 2 iOS mobile app for BlueDAG. Our reps will be on hand to answer any questions about BlueDAG SaaS solutions from current and prospective subscribers. BlueDAG will also have a drawing for attendees who enter at BlueDAG’s sponsor table to win a door pressure gauge – two winners will be announced at the end of the Summit.

BlueDAG SMEs Paul Klein and Mark Wood will be speaking during the Building Officials Forum which takes place on the 19th, and they will also be at BlueDAG’s sponsor table at various times during the Summit to talk with attendees and answer questions.

Information and registration for the CASI Summit can be found here.

The All New BlueDAG Mobile App v2.0 Is Coming

Sleeker, Faster, More Intuitive

For the past several months, BlueDAG’s development team has been hard at work, completely re-designing and re-coding our mobile application from the ground up. The result of this effort is a sleeker, faster, more intuitive and responsive mobile experience than ever before:

  • Faster and more reliable synchronization with your BlueDAG portal account
  • Improved look and feel, more responsive and intuitive
  • Supports landscape and portrait mode
  • Developed natively for iOS and Android environments to ensure best compatibility and performance
  • “Take Me There” feature directs you to site locations
  • Findings figures now supported on mobile app without requiring data connection
  • Photos now follow device orientation on iOS

The iOS version of the BlueDAG mobile app v2 is in the final testing stages. We anticipate releasing the app no later than 12/01/2017. The Android application release date will follow soon after, approximately: 01/02/2018.

Watch your inbox for the official announcements of the v2 mobile app releases.

2017 League of California Cities Conference & Expo – BlueDAG Is There

Sept 13th – 15th, Sacramento Convention Center – Booth #715

Product Demonstrations

We’ll be demonstrating the BlueDAG Title II Suite – our comprehensive solution for managing grievances and access requests, site and PRoW inspections, remediation projects, notices and self-evaluations, and creating transition plans. Stop by our table to get a look at BlueDAG in action, and speak with our subject matter experts.

New Solutions & Updates

BlueDAG’s SaaS solutions just keep getting better! We’ll be previewing our newly re-designed mobile application. We’ve re-coded the mobile app from the ground up to make it faster and easier to use. Have input on how we can make our products even more useful? We love to hear it!

Promotions, Special Events and 1-on-1 Sessions

We’ll have show give-aways and special promotions for ADA / Title II professionals who stop by our table at the symposium. We’ll also be scheduling 1-on-1 sessions for those whom would like a more in-depth look into BlueDAG’s capabilities, both during and after the conference. There’s never been a better time to see what BlueDAG can do for your city!

Can’t Attend the Conference?

We are happy to give you a private, live web demonstration of BlueDAG. You’ll see the system in action on your own computer screen, and you’ll be able to interact with the presenter, ask questions, etc. Click here to set up a BlueDAG demo – we look forward to hearing from you!

City of Oakland Licenses BlueDAG for Title II Initiatives

June 7th, 2017 – The City of Oakland’s ADA Programs Division has secured a multi-year license of BlueDAG LLC’s Title II software suite, and will soon begin a comprehensive assessment and remediation initiative against their public buildings and right-of-ways.

BlueDAG Project Manager Josh Hovinga, Title II SME Lisa Denham, and additional key BlueDAG staff hammered out the details of the BlueDAG implementation plan with Oakland’s division manager Christine Calabrese and ADA Programmatic Access Coordinator Sherri Rita. Initial steps will include deploying a private cloud-based instance of the BlueDAG system exclusively for Oakland’s use, and populating the system with Oakland’s legacy access data, comprising over 250,000 data points which will be imported from their legacy system by BlueDAG engineers. The BlueDAG instance will also be integrated with Oakland’s GIS system, so that assets can be coordinated between the two systems for tracking and auditing of discovery and assessment tasks. The implementation agreement includes provisions for BlueDAG engineers and specialists to onboard and train Oakland staff in the use of the system, so that Oakland may develop its data set to align with project goals.

BlueDAG’s game-changing ADA assessment and compliance platform is a cloud-based system that streamlines the performance of checklist-based inspections for both existing and planned facilities. BlueDAG places 50+ years of barrier standards at the user’s fingertips, making the capture of barrier findings easier than ever before. A mobile version of the system allows on-site recording of findings, including photographs taken on the fly. No mobile data connection is required.

BlueDAG’s site inspection tools are integral to the Title II suite, which system tracks and manages grievances, notices, evaluations, remediation projects and transition plans, all in the same familiar BlueDAG interface. Calendars, tasks lists and reminders make it easy to manage every case; Self-Evaluations facilitate auditing and control.

BlueDAG is pleased to be working with the City of Oakland on this project. The City’s commitment to BlueDAG’s Title II compliance solution is a testament to the power and scope of the BlueDAG system, and the City expects that BlueDAG will greatly augment its ADA compliance initiatives for years to come.

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