Cal Accessibility

Myth #2: My Facility Was Built With a Permit and Should Be Fine.

Unfortunately, even with building department oversight, it is common to find construction shortcomings that constitute violations of the ADA regulations or the California Building Code (CBC). (As we know, the ADA is a civil rights law not enforced by the local building department.) Shortcomings may be attributed to any number of issues, and it is difficult to be specific. However, some potential causes can be linked to errors in design, engineering, construction, or inspection, poor specifications for furnishings and fixtures, or even simple wear and tear or maintenance procedures. Each situation is different, and our best suggestion is to obtain a CASp inspection to identify any such violations as soon as possible. To learn more about CASp, visit