A legal and moral imperative for equity of access.
Upholding the spirit and principles of democracy.
An estimated one in four American adults has a disability, making accessibility an essential consideration for risk management in the public sector. Inaccessible facilities can create barriers for people with disabilities, preventing them from fully participating in society. This can lead to grievances and even legal action against the public agency.
Barriers can take many forms, from physical obstacles like stairs or narrow doorways to communication barriers such as inaccessible signage or website content. When people with disabilities cannot access public services, they may face serious consequences such as social isolation, financial hardship, or even health complications.
Accessibility is not just a matter of compliance with the law – it’s a matter of good governance. When public agencies fail to provide accessible environments, they effectively exclude certain community members from participating in the democratic process. Public agencies face a legal and moral imperative to ensure that people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of society.
An inclusive environment for all community members.
Minimize exposure by doing the right thing.
The BlueDAG WayTM helps public sector Risk Management minimize exposure to ADA violations while doing the right thing for constituents. Using our unique approach, you’ll take proactive steps to reduce the likelihood of receiving a complaint or being subject to legal action by the Department of Justice.
The BlueDAG WayTM incorporates comprehensive accessibility audits that help public entities remediate issues and prevent future grievances. BlueDAG’s tools and methods are inclusive, participatory, user-centered, and based on best practices that yield proven results. Public agencies such as Chatham County Human Resources and the City of Lawrenceburg, TN, are making positive strides in accessibility and risk mitigation with The BlueDAG WayTM.
By ensuring that facilities and programs are accessible, governments can avoid potential legal action and build goodwill with the community. Accessible public facilities provide an inclusive environment for all community members and strongly communicate that everyone is welcome.
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 on your journey 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.