Douglas W. Darr
Douglas W. Darr and wife Teresa L. Darr, AIA founded ACCESSIBILITY CHECK in January of 1995. The firm's original focus was TDLR plan reviews and inspections checking for compliance with the Texas Accessibility Standards. From this foundation the firm now offers a variety of services centered on accessible design and compliance issues for TAS, ADA, and ABA Accessibility Guidelines, HUD Section 504, UFAS, ANSI A117.1, and Fair Housing. Visit our website as listed above.
Doug is a licensed architect with over 30 years of experience. He is a registered accessibility specialist in the state of Texas and is certified by the International Code Council as an Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner. Doug is also a charter member in the Texas Registered Accessibility Specialist Association (TRASA) and continues to serve actively in that organization. Doug has served on the Executive Board, as President, Vice President, and Treasurer.
As design professionals we assume a great deal of responsibility for planning the physical environment and through design should be instrumental in making the man made environment accessible for all.
Notice to all APA Members!
When you go into the Membership Directory you will notice a whole new search tool! This is an exciting new Member Benefit for you. This tool allows you and anyone wishing to Hire an Accessibility Professional to search many new fields.
BUT - you must update your Member Profile to provide an accurate picture of your services. Go to the arrow beside your logged in name in the upper right hand corner of the APA webpage and click on "Profile". Look for the heading marked "Website", click on" Interests", and check all the items that apply to your services. Then do a few sample searches in the Membership Directory and see if your Profile comes up as you expect it would.
Additionally, you will see we have a new feature called Member Spotlight on the home page. SEE ABOVE. Members will be randomly selected, however, in order to be selected you need to have a photo in you Profile and have an approximately 200 word Biography in your Profile.
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