The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 requires that public entities (such as public universities) create a Transition Plan which itemizes all architectural barriers to accessibility on properties owned or used by the entity, rates the severity of those barriers, and assigns them a priority for remediation. The entity has an ongoing obligation to remove barriers to accessibility. In 2021 UC Berkeley completed a new Transition Plan assessment of its facilities which includes a comprehensive assessment of the accessibility of elements across 200 university facilities for compliance with the California Building Code and ADA Access Guidelines standards. The completed plan identified over 40,000 barriers to accessibility across the assessed facilities and created a Facility Access database.
Each Facility Accessibility Report (FAR) includes:
- A PDF of the report showing a picture of each deficiency, the appropriate code citations, required solutions listed, a cost estimate for removing that barrier, and a unique identifier for each listing.
- An Excel Workbook with each deficiency listed
- A floor plan with each deficiency’s location
In order to demonstrate ongoing efforts to work the Transition Plan, to capture access barriers removed as part of the capital projects process, and to provide resources for defining the required accessibility scope in alterations, please follow this process to request, use, and track the data in each FAR.