Equity and inclusiveness in the built environment.
Public Works is on the move, ensuring their communities are accessible to everyone, regardless of ability. Make accelerated progress with The BlueDAG WayTM, a comprehensive approach to addressing barriers to access and creating equity for all.
A foundation for current and future generations.
Communities that are accessible to everyone, regardless of ability.
Public Works departments across the country are tasked with ensuring that their communities are accessible to everyone, regardless of ability. This is no small feat, and department staff often face significant challenges in making their communities genuinely welcoming and inclusive for all.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that all public facilities be accessible to people with disabilities. This means that sidewalks, streets, and buildings must be designed in a way that allows people in wheelchairs or with other mobility impairments to access them. It also means that communication must be accessible through features such as Braille signage or audio descriptions.
Among the biggest challenges for Public Works is identifying and removing barriers that prevent people with disabilities from enjoying full access to public spaces. This can be daunting, as many barriers are hidden or not immediately apparent. Public Works also must ensure that all new construction and renovations meet the requirements of the ADA, which sets strict standards for accessibility. It can be difficult to ensure that all projects meet these requirements.
Making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities.
Create communities that are accessible to everyone.
The BlueDAG WayTM is a comprehensive approach to addressing accessibility barriers in the public realm. It facilitates an assessment of the current state of accessibility, which identifies both existing and potential barriers. Your staff learns the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements and other relevant laws and best practices. You’ll develop and implement a plan to address identified barriers, with timelines and accountability measures in place.
This approach has already yielded positive results for several Public Works departments across the country. At the City of Seguin, TX, for example, BlueDAG was instrumental in helping the department develop a plan to remove all sidewalk trip hazards. The city is now moving toward full compliance with the ADA standards for sidewalks.
The BlueDAG Way’s holistic, equity-driven approach will make your public facilities and spaces more accessible to everyone.
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 guidance 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 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.