ADA Research and Compliance Analysts

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ADA Research and Compliance Analysts provide Expert Witness Services, Technical Support, and Research for Plaintiff or Defendants in regards to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

A firm committed to providing the latest information and expertise with regards to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Personal work experience and Academic instruction combine to give this firm a unique and distinguished history in this field. Services include, but are not limited to: Consultation, Research, Investigation, Expert Witness Testimony, and Lectures.

Edward D. Levinson, Architect


Research and Analysis of Facilities:
Survey of Existing Facilities
Conditions, Violations
Federal, State, and Local Law
Legal Requirements
Existing vs. Altered Facilities

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Title I: Employment Discrimination
Title II: Public Services and Transportation
Title III: Public Accommodations
Title IV: Telecommunications

Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines

Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards

Florida Accessibility Code for Building Construction

  • Design Service and Construction Oversight

  • Lectures
    • Latest information regarding ADAAG available to groups and private practitioners including web links

  • Expert Witness Services for Plaintiff or Defendants
    • Depositions

  • Accessibility Guidelines For the Disabled:
    • Entrances, exits, dimensions of
      Paths of Access
      Paths of egress
      For the Blind
      Braille signage
      For the Hearing Impaired

  • Bar and Food -Service establishments
    • Cafeterias, restaurants, clubs
      Tables, counters, seating

  • Commercial Facilities
    • Shopping malls, strip shopping centers

  • Elevators
    • Signage, location and positioning
      Emergency communication

  • Institutions
    • Public

  • Parking
    • Location, dimensions, loading zones, access aisles, paths of travel

  • Restroom Facilities
    • Accessibility, dimensions
      Stalls, lavatories, accessory items
      Grab bars: locations and dimensions
      Baby-changing access

  • Signage
    • For the disabled, the blind (Braille)
      Location of signs, positioning of signs

  • Stairs
    • Rails, locations and dimensions

  • Theatres / Arenas / Stadiums
    • Access into and out of Concession stands

  • Wheelchairs
    • Access
      Seating areas

    Negotiable and based upon scope of project.

    Edward D. Levinson:

    Professor of Architecture,Yorktown University; Prof.Emeritus, MDC
    Adjunct Professor at Temple University in Philadelphia, 1963, taught Materials and Methods of Construction, including Building Design Requirements for the Physically Handicapped as provided by the Paralyzed Veterans Association. Such instructions continued at MDCC, 1969-2002.

    With the City of Miami, Levinson and his students created two and three dimensional design projects illustrating Accessibility for the Handicapped, supporting and contributing to the Pan Am Expo on Disability, and developed the Access Miami Guide, 1981. Prof. Levinson supervised student designs, which resulted in the creation of the A.D. Barnes Park, specifically created to provide access for the handicapped.

    Involvement with the creation of Metro-Rail resulted in selection of mass transit vehicles specifically designed for access by the handicapped. Faculty Juror in Design Studio Presentations, specifically monitoring ADA Requirements.

    Student designs for the City of Miami Beach, the redevelopment of 40th Street, specifically addressed handicapped access to and from planned adjacent parking facilities.

    Levinson has been an Expert Witness, done Investigatory Research, and Inspection, and has participated in Depositions and Court Testimony with regards ADA issues.

    Gilon Levinson:

    IT Technician
    Coordinator of computer operations
    Univeristy of Miami
    Levinson & Lopez, 2002-2013
    Environmental Design Laboratory & Multi-Media Productions, 1993-present
    Management Information Systems, Drexel University, 1997-2001
    City of Philadelphia, Generated Information Systems
    Medical Broadcasting Company
    Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

    Pistorino & Alam:

    Engineering Consultants


    Edward D. Levinson



    Telephone: (305)598-2304


    Rivera et al v. Broward County, Florida. For the Defense.

    Broward County Building Division
    Broward County Government Center
    Broward County Main Library
    Brian Piccolo Park
    Hollywood North Beach Park
    C.B. Smith Park

    Access for Disabled v. Piccadilly Restaurants, Broward County, Florida. For the Defense.

    Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
    Tamarac, Florida

    Access Now, Inc. et al v. Broward County, Florida. For the Defense.

    All four Terminals and Garages at Hollywood / Ft. Lauderdale International Airport.

    Mc Donald & Mc Donald Building, Miami, Florida.

    ADA Accessibilty Study.

    Valsan Buildings, Miami, Florida. For the Defense.

    N.W. 20th and N.W. 21st Streets: Valsan Fantasia, Radio, Centro, Maletas, Perfumes, Zapatos, Kids, Modas, Perro.

    Johnny Rockets, J.R. Fifteen, Inc. For the Defense.

    Miami Lakes, Florida



    ADA Research
    Miami-Dade & Broward, Florida