Frequently Asked Questions

ADA Pro is for CASp professionals and experts that are familiar with the ADA and state code*.

ADA Pro is the app portion of a mobile report suite. With ADA Pro you can:

  • ...organize site photos with a customizable location tree you create specific to each site
  • ...take pictures and notes with your mobile device
  • ...upload information to the cloud to manage your report onsite or later on in your office
  • ...generate reports as a CASp report or a non-CASp report
  • ...download a completed PDF (no editing needed) or download a Microsoft Word DOCX file for further editing
  • ...look up code for or any state or Federal code currently released with the app...for FREE
  • ...fully customize reports verbiage including add custom issues, edit issues and save defaults for issues, report and site descriptions and more!

What is advantages of using ADA Pro?

  • Limit costly field time: No fiddling with checklists. We optimized the field input process so you can minimize time on the field. If your client is walking you through the site, you aren't forced to go through extensive menus while your client fiddles with his thumbs. Quickly take in field data and then spend as much time as you need generating the report in the comfort of your office with our easy to use webportal.
  • Pay for only what you need: Smaller sites cost less (as little as $50 USD) and larger sites cost more (at most $200 USD). Makes sense, right? No costly subscriptions needed: if you don't have inspections, then why pay anything?
  • Save custom verbiage for issues and reports so your text is consistent from report to report, issue to issue.
  • Download a completed report as PDF (no further editing needed) or as a DOCX file for further editing -- your choice!
  • FREE code reference: Even if you don't use our app to do inspections, you can still use our customize code look up tool, that comes FREE with the app.

*Click here to see which state and Federal codes are available.

Yes. ADA Pro comes with a FREE code reference tool.

You can download ADA Pro and create a FREE account. Once you log in, select "Code Reference". Then select the code desired. From there, enter in the keywords (space separated) and then tap "Search". The system will go through the entire code database and try to find those key words. NOTE: Custom verbiage defaults and custom code entries will NOT be searched.

Once the results are in, you can tap any figures or tables referenced in the code to see the figures or tables.

You can search as often as you like. This reference tool is FREE, although it does require internet access to use.

ADA Pro follows the work flow of the inspection. The app ADA Pro is just for the field in-take. As ADA Pro is for experts, we do not rely on a time consuming checklist. Instead, inspectors create a location tree specific to each site. Within each (sub)location inspectors can add up to 200 images. Images and notes are saved on a database on the mobile device. When completed, the inspector uploads the information onto the cloud. From there, inspectors use the webportal to generate the report.

By removing report generation from field in-take, we reduce the costly need to spend time on site with the client. ADA Pro was made to limit costly site time so you don't waste your client's time fiddling with a rigid checklist process. Instead, you can inspect agily, as site constraints demand.

Click here, to find out how to add issues.

Note: It is important to select the proper range for the number of restrooms and parking spaces as different range combinations will charge differently for use. Attempting to add more than the range will require an upgrade to the site, which can be accomplished through the app.

Upgrading a site is only necessary when you want to increase the allowed range of restrooms and parking for a given site. Upgrading requires an in-app purchase using ADA Pro.

Login and load the site you want to upgrade.

Go to the root menu and select "Modify Site Constraints" The process is the same as setting up a new site.

You have the option of changing meta data. You can select the specific ranges for upgrading the site, for parking and restroom. The smallest range available is the current range.

So for example if you've already purchased Parking Tier 2, you will only see Parking Tier 2 and up available. Selecting the current tier will not invoke a charge.

After you've selected your ranges you can select on "upgrade". Go through the process as normal for any in-app purchase.

Note: To see the effected ranges you do not have to upload the site, although you may want to do that if you have additional field data that has not yet been uploaded.

You can upload any JPG image via the website without the use of ADA Pro.

To manage images:
After loading the pertinent site on the website, all selection of images for that site is handled through the image bar.

For all images in the image bar, you can display a larger version by clicking the magnifying glass. Any notes will show up with the file icon. Clicking the icon will display the note. If there is a note, clicking the pencil will allow the note to be modified.

You can use the image bar to display images at a location, or to display all images.

Clicking the caret (upside down triangle) by the "Show All" button will display the location tree, which is made by the inspector through the app. Selecting one of the locations will display any images at that location.

To add more images:
Clicking "Add Pictures" will allow the uploading of additional images. This is useful if you have taken photos from another mobile device or a digital camera.

To sort images into various locations:
Clicking "Sort Pictures" will allow you to modify locations and move images into various locations.

Under "Sort Pictures" you can rename, add, delete and drag images into new locations. You can add notes, modify notes. Some locations you cannot modify since they are part of the site structure. The trash can icon allows you to delete a location and its subsequent branches. Images in deleted locations will become "uncategorized".

To add more images to additional Parking and Restrooms:
Attemping to add more restrooms or parking beyond the range selected for the site will generate an error message. If you want to add more parking and restroom locations you need to use the app to upgrade the site to the appropriate range. Restrooms and parking have an additional tag, so you can select which parking# or restroom# pictures in the report belong to.

Attempting to add restroom (or parking) specific issues to images that are not in a restroom location will require that you first place that image into a restroom location. Click here to learn how to upgrade a site (in-app purchase).

After loading a site, the tab "Report Cover" contains all the site meta data information.

Under that tab, you can change the report name, and report address, report date or add a report CASp number. To change the cover photo select the desire image from the photo well, and the photo will automatically change.

You do have the option of changing the code basis. This code basis is the database for each issue set. Be warned that changing this will not effect issues already in the report. Previously entered issues will retain their existing verbiage and edits. However if you edited one of these existing issues and deleted the fields, the currently selected code basis for that database will auto-select. Changing the code basis only directly effects future added code items.

You must click on "Submit" to save changes in the report cover tab.

Under "Architectural Barriers", a set of suggested sub-sections will be available with each new site. The user can delete or rearrange the sections as needed by dragging them into order.

Clicking on "Edit Issues" under the sub-section will reveal any issue groups within that sub-section.

All issues are contained within issue groups. Each issue group can contain one picture, pertinent to the issue. New issue groups can be added by clicking the green "Add New Issue Group" at the top of each sub-section.

Clicking on "Add New Issue Group" will allow the user to add a correlating location/description and a photo. Click on the photo within the photo box above. If the location and notes checkboxes are checked, any location or note associated with the picture will auto-populate. Each issue group is allowed one photo and one description, but any number of issues can be associated. Issue groups without issues will be ignored in the report generation.

A location must be typed in the text box.

When a location and image are inputed, clicking the green "Save" button will create an empty issue group. "Cancel" cancels the issue group changes.

Issues can be added to any issue group by clcking on the green "Add Issue". "Edit Group" will allow the user to edit the image and location. "Remove Grouping" will preserve the issues as "orphaned" issues on the right sidebar. These issues can be dragged into any issue group later, otherwise they will be ignored in the report generation. Clicking "Delete Group (and all related issues)" will delete the issue grouping and all the child issues under that grouping.

Clicking "Add Issue" will load a site management modal to add issues. Typing keywords for the issue under the "Issue" textbox will load associated keywords. Keywords must be space separated. Multiple issues can be selected. Any text in the note will be added with the issue. The verbiage for each issue presented will be the system default unless the user has a default for that issue, in which case the user defined text will be present. If the user has a timeline default or header default this will also be present.

Editing a particular issue will allow the user to modify the associated note, the timeline for the issue, the header for the issue and the issue verbiage. All user defaults for these fields will be used if the user has previously provided one, otherwise the system defaults will be present. Any edited verbiage will only affect the current issue being edited. Watch this video for how to edit code verbiage.

Issues and issue groups can be rearranged in the report by dragging them into the desired order.

Note: restroom and parking specific issues can only be added to images that are categorized under a parking or restroom location.

What follows below explains how to modify code issue verbiage. To modify the text explicating the report parameters include, general building code discussion, disclaimers and so on, click here.

There are two ways to modify code verbiage. The first is to change the verbiage per issue. The second is to change the code default for your account. The first option changes only the text for that reporting instance. The second option changes the verbiage for the code for all future reports. To change the text for code issues already placed in the report, you must go to each selection and change the text for each item.

To edit the code verbiage for a particular issue: click on the blue "edit" button. Edit the text as desired. If you delete the text and select save, the system will insert the verbiage from the code database currently selected for this report. If this code issue does not exist in the current database, the text will return "item not found".

To edit code default: Click on "Account" in the navigation bar.

Pick the tab "Modify Code Verbiage".

Select the appropriate code. Keep in mind that the code database that is selected under "Account settings" is automatically selected for each report. If you select state code then that state code will supercede the ADA unless the ADA is more strict.

Type the keyword(s) in the "Keywords" textfield. A list of associated issues will appear in the Issues box. (Keywords must be space separated).

Select the issue by clicking on it. The corresponding text fields to the right will auto populate. Change the text in the box and click on "Save Changes" when completed, otherwise your changes will not be saved.

Only one issue can be edited at a time.

After changing your default for a particular issue, none of the issues already input into your reports will be effected. When you insert an issue, the issue verbiage will be saved in the report. Changing code defaults will only effect future issues. To change existing issues in the report to the updated verbiage, you must manually delete the text for each issue you want to update.

If you want your default to show up in a code, you must edit the text for that issue. Select the appropriate box and delete the text and then save it. The system will insert your default into the field, if you have specified one, otherwise it will insert the code verbiage from the system database.

What follows below explains how to modify the text explicating the report parameters, general building code discussion, disclaimers and so on. If you want to modify the code issues verbiage, click here.

There are two ways to modify report verbiage. You can modify the verbiage for a particular report or you can modify the default text for all future reports.

To customize a report's verbiage:

Load the appropriate site through "Site Management" on the navigation bar.

Pick the appropriate tab. (Some of the tabs will not have verbiage).

Each section with verbiage has a few management controls. You can reload any saved verbiage for this section from the report, if any by clicking "Reload from report". "Insert your default" will insert your default report verbiage for this section. "Insert system default" will insert the system default.

Any changes for each section will have to be confirmed by clicking the "Submit" button before moving onto the next section

Some of the sections have additional options. Some sections are only present on CASp reports:

  • "Report Cover" allows the user to edit the cover photo, report title, report address and report date. Selection of the cover photo will occur when the user selects a photo from the photo controls above.
  • "Site Description" has the option of including an additional line specifying the report scope. If that line is desired, the textfield "Report Scope" must be filled in.
  • "Compliance Statement" is required by Construction-Related Accessibility Standards Compliance Act - Civil Code 55.51-55.545. The user can select the appropriate site status. The contact name of the account is used as the signing CASp official, with the CASp number of the account.
  • "Closing Notes" has an additional option to add a section of drawings related to the issues in the report at the end of the report before the closing notes. These drawings are taken from the current code for the report. If the system default is utilized for the closing notes, the company name and account phone number are utilized at the end.

You may also rearrange the report sections by dragging on them. "Closing Statements" and "Report Cover" will always be last and first sections

To customize your account defaults.

Go to "Account" in the menu bar. Select "Report Settings". The "General Report/CASp" toggle is to set the default report for sites.

The first box is the system default text. The second box is your account default. Erasing your account default will reload the system default. No changes will be saved unless you click on "Save Changes" below.

After you've made changes, the report will not reflect your account default unless you go to the appropriate tab on your report and click on "Insert your default" and then save the changes by clicking on the bottom "Submit" button.

Under the "Architectural Barriers" tab, click on "Edit/Add Discussion of issues". This will open a modal that will allow you edit/add text. This text will appear at the end of the "Architectural Barriers" section in the report. You have the added option of selecting template text in order to quickly populate this sub-section

The template text is only present if the user adds it.

To create a template, go to "Account" in the navigational bar. When the modal opens, go to the "Discussion Verbiage" tab. You can add text into the text box as desired. To save, you must name the discussion by filling out the text field next to "Label for discussion".

To edit an existing template, click on the template desired and it will automatically fill in the fields. Click on save to save any changes.

To delete an existing template, click on the template desired and then click on "delete".

Clicking on "Add New Discussion Text" will create a new instance of a template.

There is no limit to the number of templates you can create.

You can add up to 100 additional code items.

To add additional code items, go to "Account" in the navigation bar. Go to the "Add Custom Code" tab. Select the code you want to add the item to. The code that is automatically selected is the default code for your account. Click on any of the code item text (either available, or the header/verbiage text) to edit. Save, cancel or delete. These additional code items will appear as searchable items for the keyword search. You can add these items to any report you create if that report uses the same code database as the one the custom code was added to.

These custom items will not appear in the code reference search for ADA Pro.

A CASp report is designed to be compliant with Construction-Related Accessibility Standards Compliance Act - Civil Code 55.51-55.545. This format is used by CASp professionals as licensed by the state of California.

A general report only differs from a CASp report in that the list of issues lacks a timeline. The sections "Notice to Owners", "Site Description", "Compliance Statement" and "How to Read this Report" are also removed.

ADA 2010

UFAS



State:

California 2013 11A

California 2013 11B with 2015 Edits

California 2016 11A

California 2016 11B

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