Burbank Association of Realtors has Speakers on the ADA

On April 14th, YTA will be presenting a short educational presentation to the Burbank Association of Realtors during their morning marketing meeting.

This presentation will be called “Becoming Accessible is Better than Being Sued!”

We will appear at the Association office at 8:30am during the weekly marketing meeting.

The Association office is located at

2006 West Magnolia Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91506-1730

This meeting is only open to associates of the Realtor association and Realtors.

Bellflower Chamber Chamber of Commerce has Speakers on the ADA

Hello again!

We are presenting an ADA seminar to the Bellflower Chamber of Commerce on May 19, 2011.

The event will be at the Chamber HQ

Noon to 1pm
16730 Bellflower Blvd Suite A,
Bellflower, CA 90706.

Attending the event will be educational.  In it business owners will come to understand

1. Common Issues Businesses get sued over.

2.  The two most problem areas (restrooms and parking lots) and in general, what to look for to decide how a business is or is not compliant in those areas.

3. How liability/responsibility is passed around.  Often businesses think that because they are leasing, or because they don’t own the building they aren’t responsible for anything… or that the city will take care of the issue for them.  All three excuses are not true, and as many businesses have discovered, these are quite expensive misconceptions (as the average settlement is around 4k).

This event is open to the public.

Call 562-867-1744 to reserve your spot today!

West San Gabriel Valley Association of Realtors, ADA introduction

I find it interesting to see which groups would accept our giving seminars to educate their members.

I have been in contact with the West San Gabriel Association of Realtors.

Of course Realtors would be interested in this topic as it affects real estate directly. People buying, selling, managing or leasing property would naturally have concerns about the ADA compliance status of a site.

So I have been reaching out to Realtor groups, to educate them on accessibility requirements as it affects their clients, and other places of public accommodation.

Real Estate Agents have the responsibility of full disclosure to their clients. There is so much information they need to know, it’s nearly unreasonable to expect them to know in detail about ADA compliance. As professionals, they SHOULD know enough when to hire certified inspectors, though.

The point of the presentation is to educate them up to this level, and let them know that we are out there to help them.

If you are a Realtor and are interested in learning more, feel free to drop on by.

West San Gabriel Valley Association of Realtors
1039 East Valley Blvd, #205B
San Gabriel, CA 91776

I will have a 15 minute segment on Wednesday, February 16th, 2010 starting at 1:30PM as part of the Commercial Committee’s education for Realtors. This particular segment is about Hotels and Motels, so I will be focusing in on what Realtors of Hotels and Motels need to look out for specific to ADA compliance for Hotels and Motels.

On Thursday, February 17th, 2010, I will be giving a 5 minute talk about the ADA compliance industry, an in depth look at one particular topic — the additional Warning Sign required under the California Vehicle Code and the California Building Code — and the reasoning behind how it affects a business’s liability.

Buena Park Business Expo has speakers on the ADA

On February 10th we will be seminar speakers at the Buena Park Expo .  Information is below.

Buena Park, La Mirada, La Palma and Stanton Chambers of Commerce will hold the 2011 Multi-Chamber Business 2 Business Expo & Mixer on February 10, 2011 from 4:30 to 7 p.m., at Knott’s Berry Farm Resort Hotel, 7675 Crescent Avenue in Buena Park. This event is open to the public and admission and parking is FREE! There will be raffle & door prizes; appetizers; no-host bar; and music provided by Benny the DJ. This expo is a new an exciting event that will showcase local businesses, and is a chance for businesses in neighboring cities to meet and learn about local businesses and the services they provide.

Knott’s Berry Farm Resort Hotel, 7675 Crescent Avenue, Buena Park, California (CA)

Feb 10, 2011 03:30 PM to 07:00 PM

We are excited to be presenters, although we were scheduled only recently and their website does not reflect our presence.

If you are in the area, stop by and see what’s happening at Buena Park. We aim to give out as much useful information about how to provide access as possible.

Downy City Committee has Speakers on the ADA

On March 9, YTA and our associate, Accesssolution will be presenting a joint presentation to the City Committee of the Downy Chamber of Commerce. This presentation is to educate the city officials of Downy on what ADA compliance entails.

This presentation is open to <strong>Chamber Members Only</strong>.

It will be from noon to 1pm at the Downey Chamber Office on 11131 Brookshire Ave, Downey. 90241.

Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce

The Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce has jumped on the bandwagon for educating their members.

We are their first speakers of the year.

On March 1st, 2011 we will be presenting an ADA seminar to educate the members of Simi Valley about how to be compliant. This involves compliance tips, a Q&A and accessibility info (along with the impact of the California Building Code).

This event is free to the members of the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce.

It will be held at 40 W Cochran Street, Simi Valley, CA 93065 at 730 AM. The speaking time is about 30-45 min.

If you would like your chamber or organization to have us present, please let them know and let us know!

We will be happy to give out this very important information.


In response to the lawsuits and threats of lawsuits against local small businesses and property owners for ADA non-compliance – or the perception of non-compliance – the San Gabriel Chamber will be hosting a FREE ADA EDUCATIONAL/INFORMATIONAL SEMINAR. This Seminar will increase your understanding of the 2010 laws regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and will have a strong emphasis on practical solutions.

This FREE SEMINAR is open to our entire community – and we encourage you to participate.


5:30-7:30 PM

The CHEC Building of the San Gabriel Valley Medical Center
261 Junipero Serra Drive, San Gabriel


Please call Sandy Rosco at 626 576 2525 or reserve by email: rosco_sandy@yahoo.com

Appetizers will be served.

In response to limited seating and the awareness that not everyone can make it to the event, we will be attempting to livestream (or atleast record and rebroadcast) the event online.

The URL is ustream.tv/channel/yta-seminar

We will also take Q&A later, from the live chat along with audience questions.

Upcoming ADA Seminar @ Culver City!

Is your Business ADA Compliant? Learn about the legal liability your business has if it is not ADA Compliant. Don’t get slapped with a lawsuit over something you could have prevented!

Hosted at Four Points Sheraton (5990 Green Valley Circle in Culver City, CA) on Oct 6 @ 730am.

Click on the link below to pre-register for the event!

Culver City ADA Seminar

If you own a business, chances are it’s not 100% compliant. The only businesses which are guaranteed to be compliant are home delivery. Even then, if you accept visitors from the public in your lobby, family members of employees or event delivery personnel (who have to sign in at a counter) then you are technically open to the public.

If you think you are accessible, here’s a few items for your check list.

1. Floor Mats which are secure and do not pose a tripping hazard (glued or taped down)
2. Van Accessible Parking with an access aisle that is at least 96 inches wide.
3. A 6×6 inch ISA decal on or about your front door
4. Signage on the wall next to your restroom centered at 60 inches with raised letter, contrasting letters and grade 2 braille.
5. No door knobs anywhere. No twist hardware for the lock, for the latch or for faucets.
6. All restroom amenities are less than 40 inches from the finished floor. This means the point of operation!

If you’ve passed all 6 of these, then congrads, you’ve passed 6 of the 1300 unique checks that are part of doing an ADA Audit.

May-June 2010: YTA and Frank Chen to Present for Alhambra & Culver City Chambers

Yours Truly Accessibility and Frank Chen of Wasserman, Comden, Casselman & Esensten, L.L.P. will be presenting accessibility-focused seminars for businesses in Southern California.

The first seminar, entitled “ADA! Fear and Truth of Compliance”, will be hosted by the Culver City Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at the Four Points by Sheraton LA Westside, 5990 Green Valley Circle, Culver City, CA 90230.  This “hands-on” seminar includes a delicious buffet lunch.  This lunch and seminar is priced at $25.00 with paid reservations for Culver City Chamber members and $35.00 for non members.  Payment at the door will be $30.00 and $40.00.  To RSVP, contact Barbara Brody at 310-287-3850 or email barbara@culvercitychamber.com.

Note: This first seminar above has been postponed to a later date. The seminar below is still as noted.

The second is a breakfast seminar entitled “How to Accommodate Your Fastest Growing Customer Base:  Accessibility Considerations” hosted by the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, June 10, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  It will be held at Almansor Court, 700 S. Almansor Street, Alhambra, CA 91801.  Cost is $20 per person.  Reservations can be made by contacting us at (866) 982 – 3212 extension 2 or emailing us at help@accesssolutionllc.com


Culver City Seminar on Accessibility: September 9th

Date: Wednesday, September 09 2009
Time: 11:30am – 1:15pm
Type: Luncheon Seminar
Fee: $25 with a reservation: $30 at the door without a reservation
Location: Four Points by Sheraton, 5990 Green Valley Circle, Culver City, CA
Contact: Barbara Brody, barbara@culvercitychamber.com 310-287-3850

Speakers: Alexander Lee and Thomas Shin of Yours Truly Accessibility, Frank Chen of Wasserman, Comden & Casselman LLP

Come join us at the Four Points Sheraton in Culver City to see a presentation on Accessibility and how it affects your business. Topics will include accomodations, lawsuits, suggestions and a Q&A session afterwards. If you are not a Culver City Chamber member but have been acquainted with us in the past, please email us so that we can clear your attendance ahead of time.