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Eastlake, Derry & Associates, LLC
Accessibility Solutions

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SERVICES

About Us

"The Bulletin Board"

Training Services

Site Surveys
& Assessments

Architectural
Plan Review

Our Clients

Accessible Signs:
Braille Sign Co.

Tools of the Trade

Links of Interest

Contact Us

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Accessibility Surveys

Several Levels of Accessibility Assessments Available:

A). The Orientation Tour: An abbreviated roll- or walk-through with a representative of the facility, to point out obvious barriers to a program or service, followed by a brief written summary. This type would utilize a brief checklist, e.g. the Existing Facilities Checklist. This level would not be considered a survey, but would be used to initially determine if there are issues with a site, or as a preliminary step to a Basic, Full Detail, or Customized Survey.

B). Basic Facility Survey: A more thorough survey, often utilizing a checklist specific to the facility type, such as the "ADA Checklist for New Lodging Facilities" available from the Department of Justice. This survey type would include a summary and report, as well as photographs.

C). Full Detail Facility Survey: Similar to the Basic, but with a greater level of reporting and documentation and utilizing an even more detailed assessment tool, such as the Access Board's (ATBCB) "ADAAG Checklist." This type of survey will always provide a high level of documentation, to include photos and full narrative, with an accompanying Survey Summary containing the major issues noted in the assessment. For larger projects, a team approach is many times necessary to effectively carry out a facility assessment in a reasonable amount of time.

Eastlake, Derry & Associates has done more training of other accessibility consultants than most others in the field. We have developed a network of individuals who can participate as team members on projects of huge proportions. Our teams can get the job done on time and our customers can have great confidence in the accuracy of the information being reported. We have also developed excellent working relationships with other consulting and design firms, which provides us with tremendous partnering capabilities.

Campus Plan for Customized Survey

D). Customized Survey: A full detail survey that is designed to meet the specific needs of a particular customer. For instance, a corporation that owns several hundred stores or restaurants nationwide would benefit by having our firm customize a survey tool or checklist specific to their type of facility or site. A training program, tailored to the customer, can be provided so that they can take the customized survey tool and self-assess their own facilities.

Eastlake, Derry & Associates has subcontracted with Universal Designers & Consultants, in Maryland to provide training and technical assistance to Hertz Rental Car Company, Triad Hospitals, Bovis Lend/Lease Company, and the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa, among others.

When Eastlake, Derry & Associates assessed the Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, by subcontracting with UD&C who specialize in electronic databases, we were able to provide survey reports in a format so our customer could easily integrate information into existing databases for future accessibility enhancement opportunities on all the school's projects.