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Leading the way to a more equitable built environment through Accessibility Consultation

  • Universal Designers & Consultants (UD&C) is a team of architects and designers who provide expert Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) consulting services to building owners, architects, designers, attorneys, business operators and multi-unit corporations. Our Clients also get the UD&C advantage of Universal Design alternatives and suggestions that improve customer satisfaction and facility efficiency while meeting or exceeding the requirements of ADA.

  • Our extensive ADA experience as consulting and testifying experts allows us to find defensible solutions that withstand legal challenges.

  • We lead the industry by providing cost effective services of the highest professional quality and by using the most current and accurate information available.

  • We encourage you to take a look at our Services and Projects where you will see our extensive Client List; and to learn more about who we are by checking out the UD&C Team or learn more about our mission in the About tab.

  • We look forward to working with you to make the world work for everyone.

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Do you need to know if your facility or drawing set is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? Our standard processes and criteria analysis report formats can be customized for individual clients on a case by case basis.

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UD&C has helped resolve hundreds of accessibility complaints and legal suits.  Our depth of experience and our practical knowledge allows us to speak authoritatively on accessibility matters.

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Emergencies affect everyone, but some people are more vulnerable, especially those with disabilities.
UD&C can help you improve the accessibility component of your Emergency Management plan to include all populations

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Universal Designers & Consultants can craft a strategy to help you keep your facilities compliant.  We can develop tools consistent with your corporate structure and culture that will empower your employees to check, evaluate, and maintain your investment in an accessible environment.

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An Introduction - By John PS Salmen, FAIA, Founder of UD&C (Retired)

The world of Accessibility and Universal Design can be difficult to navigate.  With changing standards and interpretations, maintaining compliance can seem difficult (or impossible especially if you don’t know much about the subject area).  To help bridge that gap, we have put together a series of Video Blogs where we discuss important and often misunderstood topics regarding Accessibility Standards, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Universal Design.  If you would like a specific topic covered in a Video Blog, send us a note to let us know!

If you have specific ADA questions or issues pertaining to your client or business, please contact us to discuss further.  The Video Blogs are intended to be informative, but not give any legal advice or have legal bearing on specific matters.

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Title II vs. Title II - Program Access

by John Salmen, FAIA, Founder of UD&C (Retired)

Learn about the difference between Title II and Title III buildings and companies and the corresponding requirements for each type of entity.

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6909 Laurel Avenue, Suite 5749
Takoma Park, MD 20913-5749

Phone: 301-442-6437

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