ARS, PLLC
Accessibility Resource Specialists
Established in 1995, ARS is a full-service
architectural design and consulting firm specializing
ONLY in "universal design" accessibility consulting.  
Fred D. Cawyer AIA. NCARB & RAS and ARS
Team members have coordinated over 7,000
accessibility
Plan Reviews and on-site Inspections on
behalf of the Texas Department of Licensing and
Regulation - Architectural Barriers (Removal)
Division (TDLR-AB) representing
billions of construction dollars.
"Centered" on Accessibility &
"Centered"
on Professional Service!
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Press Release

Latest news on Federal
Government's ADA / ABA:

New standards are being issued
under the Americans with
Disabilities (ADA) and the
Architectural Barriers Act (ABA)
according to updated guidelines
previously issued by the Board.
Seeral different agencies are
responsible for updating these
standards, and action is still
pending in some cases...

To find out more click here.
Designed by Robert Dennis
©Copyright 2010 by ARS
All Rights Reserved
Under the new 2010
ADA and the 2012
TAS, the typical
employee breakroom
sink, must continue to
Under the new 2010
required front
approach knee space:
30" wide with a 27"
vertical clearance
under the countertop
apron. Contrary to
these integrated base
pullout doors that
force the disabled to
do something that the
ambulatory do not
have to do.
As the President of the Association
(APA)
, Fred instigated an annual
state wide Accessibility Design
Awards Program in conjunction
with the Texas Governor's
Committee on People with
Disabilities (TGCPD). The
previous award winners can be
found
here.