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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) about Corada

GENERAL

FAQ: What does Corada mean?

CORADA is an acronym for the Comprehensive Online Resource for the Americans with Disabilities Act.

We have input federal ADA standards and regulations and connected access-related content, such as technical assistance, products and services, how-to videos, CAD/BIM files, design ideas, professional Opinions, links and additional resources to form a robust, searchable database.

FAQ: Why was Corada created?

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Evan Terry Associates created Corada for the purpose of helping people to identify, to understand, and to meet their obligations under the ADA and other access requirements and to help all of us be more efficient and effective in our work. Corada was built with the following goals in mind:

  • To accumulate a rich database of all types of useful information related to accessibility into one place

  • To make it as widely available and as affordable as possible for everyone who needs to use it

  • To reduce the time it takes to locate relevant information by meta-tagging everything to maximize the effectiveness of searches and improve its usability

  • To accommodate and integrate all types of media within the same information framework

  • To facilitate useful and detailed conversations about all things access-related and to integrate those conversations into the same information framework to make them easy to find on any topic

  • To significantly elevate the level of competency of novices and experts alike by making more information instantly available including topic-specific and general training, detailed solutions and products to solve both common and difficult access problems

  • To accommodate all users by complying with and exceeding WCAG requirements for web accessibility

FAQ: When was Corada launched?

Corada made its public debut at the National ADA Symposium in Atlanta, GA on May 10, 2015.

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Watch: Happy 1st Birthday, Corada! with a message from Jim Terry, CEO of Evan Terry Associates (2:49)

FAQ: What does "powered by Evan Terry Associates" mean?

Corada was developed and is maintained by Evan Terry Associates, for the purpose of helping people to identify, to understand, and to meet their obligations under the ADA and other access requirements. 

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ETA is an architecture firm that is well-known for having a team of ADA experts who have extensive knowledge and experience with access compliance. ETA is committed to the “Universal Design” concept for facility accessibility. Their architectural projects are designed to ensure access to buildings and facilities for all people, including those with disabilities. Their expert ADA team offers detailed ADA facility surveys, plan reviews, training, expert witness and product consulting on a regular basis to healthcare facilities, large corporations, and federal, state and local government clients. ETA’s work with ADA has earned the firm a nationwide reputation as one of the leaders in the field of accessible design. Corada taps into this collective knowledge to ensure the information presented on our site is correct and thorough.

FAQ: What is Corada's commitment to web accessibility?

The fundamental purpose of Corada is to help everyone to identify, to understand, and to meet their obligations under the ADA and other access requirements. That objective can only be accomplished when everyone has access to our site.  We developed the site using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) with Level A compliance at a minimum and Levels AA and AAA where the technology allows.

We strive to serve everyone with Corada’s content and features.  Both web accessibility professionals and users with disabilities have pre-tested our site to ensure accessibility.  However, if you have any feedback or suggestions that would help us to further refine our site, or if you need to report an accessibility issue, please use the "User Feedback or Help" button that’s available on every page.

Note: Corada does link to third-party information and resources that may not be accessible to all users. Corada is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites, sites framed within the Corada site, third-party sites provided as search results, or third-party advertisements, and does not make any representations regarding their content, accuracy or accessibility.

FAQ: Is Corada an app that requires frequent updating?

No, Corada is not an app. Corada is an online platform that is updated continuously by our team. It is accessible anytime users have an internet connection; and is compatible with mobile devices for convenient use in the field. Each time users come to Corada, they access our most up-to-date content and features, in real-time.