Inspections performed by a Certified Access Specialist in accordance with the Construction Related Accessibility Standards Compliance Act (“CRASCA”) as codified in CA Civil Code §55.51-§55.545
Businesses that voluntarily have a CASp Inspection become “Qualified Defendants” in the event of future litigation:
- The right to a 90 day stay
- An early evaluation conference
- Reduced Statutory Damages if barriers are corrected within 60 days
Buildings and Facilities which have had a CRASCA compliant CASp Inspection are issued a Disability Access Inspection Certificate as a record of the inspection:
Upon completion of a CRASCA compliant inspection a report is issued. The report includes:
- An identification and description of the inspected structures and areas of the site
- A signed and dated statement that includes a determination that the site is either “Meets Applicable Standards” or is “CASp Inspected”. The former indicating that no corrections are needed and the latter indicating that corrections are needed.
- A list of any items which need correction and the correction needed.
- A suggested schedule of completion for and of the items needing correction.
- A list of any items which have been corrected and the dates of correction.
- Photographs of the inspected areas and features.