Expert Witness

Our direct involvement in the regulatory development of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) review process gives us unique insights into the intent of accessibility standards, in addition to our deep understanding of the letter of the law. This coupled with our experience working with many different business models enables us to provide our clients with the widest possible range of compliance recommendations.


Universal Designers & Consultants (UD&C) expert witness services include:

  • Defense and Plaintiff testimony, as well as consulting services to both private and public entities
  • Document review
  • Representation at meetings and negotiations
  • Report generation
  • Depositions
  • Courtroom observations and testimony


Our opinions are consistent and presented in a clear, straightforward manner, allowing attorneys to quickly ascertain how to support their clients. UD&C President John Salmen is licensed architect, a member of the ICC/ANSI A117 accessibility standard committee and represented the American Institute of Architects on the ADAAG Federal Advisory Committee.