CASp Reports

Our inspection reports are structured to provide our clients with a description and graphic illustration of any issues that need to be corrected, combined with code descriptions, code references and illustrations of code requirements.  An example of a typical report is attached here.

About Dwight Ashdown

The website is authored by Ashdown Architecture, Inc., a California Architectural firm and Certified Access Specialist (CASp) #112 All content is copyrighted by Ashdown Architecture and may not be used without the written consent of Ashdown Architecture, Inc.
This entry was posted in Certified Access Specialist (CASp). Bookmark the permalink.

14 Responses to CASp Reports

  1. richard nave says:

    My property management client is being sued for having a non-compliant handicap parking space in his strip mall. We have redone the handicap space to comply with ADA requirement and need someone to provide us with a CASp report ASAP. Time is of the essence as my client has to respond to the law suit.

  2. Krystal Romero says:


    I have recently leased a restaurant space and am in the Planning stage of it all. The restaurant currently has 1 restroom in the back of the restaurant passing the kitchen, which i believe it was strictly for the employees. The restaurant is 1,350 sf and is primary take-out food with less than 20 seating. Am I required to provide Public/Customer restroom access ?

    • Dwight Ashdown says:

      Step 1 – Discuss with your Building Department.
      Step 2 – If required by Bldg. Dept., then address accessibility issues.

  3. Fidel says:

    My company has locked off the door closest to the disabled parking, so people now have to go around. They have to take a longer route to the spots. There are no plans to fix this violation. In addition there are never enough spots. How do I report this?

  4. Joann Orovitz says:

    I live in a CCRC in Sacramento. My unit is one of 6 in a contiguous single story building.

    The front entrance to my unit is not a problem. However egress from the rear presents a problem for someone with a wheelchair.

    The path is one of 3×5 bricks and there is a 3 1/2″ drop to a lower level which accesses the common area of landscaped grass and shrubbery.

    I called this to the attention of the facility and was told it could be paved but that I would have to pay for it! So my question for you is #1 is this ADA compliant, and #2 should I have to pay to have it paved?

    Your attention to this email will be greatly appreciated.

    • Dwight Ashdown says:

      From your description – it’s not ADA compliant. You may have to pay for it, depending on your CCRC agreement.

  5. Jack Powers says:

    If a restaurant wants to add a balcony with limited seating and no service to customers, just dining, dose there need to be an elevator added to meet ADA requirements? Self serve restaurant with less than 20 seats in upstairs area.

    • Dwight Ashdown says:

      Both the CBC and the ADA require that all raised or sunken dining areas to be accessible to individuals with disabilities.

  6. Albert says:

    Hired a Casp specialist to evaluate the parking lot, a report was done followed with all upgrades were done according to report’s Alternative Method recommendations. Casp specialist did not want to write up a final report partly because of not wanting to be harassed with Lawyers since so many “Shake Down” cases flying around. What should the property owner do then ?

    • Dwight Ashdown says:

      The way the CASp program works in California, is that CASp’s review projects & identify issues that need to be corrected. They can provide recommendations & even design solutions to issues, but they don’t have the authority to certify that an installation is compliant, particularly on where an “alternative method” was used.

  7. Virginia Branch says:

    I have a wheel chair handicap sister whom was placed in a state funded Board and Care Home that does not meet the ADA requirements I think. My sister’s wheel chair will not fit thru her bedroom door, so I removed her door (now no privacy) and she barely has room to fit thru it and the “turn around space” in the hall way is impossible for her.
    The bathroom is not ADA compliant either. Can you advise? The owner of this home is now threatening an eviction of my sister due to my compliant to licensing.

    • Dwight Ashdown says:

      This is primarily a “legal” issue and I strongly encourage you to contact an attorney. There are several attorneys with experience in ADA issues who are listed on our web site. Having said that, I would be interested to know what the dimension of the door was that you removed from your sister’s room.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.