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For individuals with rights and organizations with responsibilities for compliance with federal disability laws, Meeting the Challenge, Inc. (MTC) is an information services consulting firm that provides technical assistance in the form of multimedia materials, training, and direct assistance, client-focused consulting services, mass communications and outreach, and research and development. Unlike federal agencies or other private technical assistance services, MTC's services provide a one-stop source encompassing all federal disability laws customized to the needs of each customer. MTC achieves its objectives through four functional areas: Training and Information Services, Consulting Services, Research & Development, and Communication and Outreach Services. Over its 20 year history, MTC has successfully completed and continues to perform on a range of specific projects, which are described in the various functional area sections, and has developed a variety of products, which can be found in our "BUY Products" area. All of our operations are made possible by our highly experienced staff. To learn more about MTC's corporate background and vision, please visit our "about us" page.

 

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Denver International Airport Expansion Project

Meeting the Challenge has been engaged by Gensler Architects to provide ADA consulting for the Denver International Airport expansion project. As part of DIA's South Terminal Redevelopment Program, the new expansion will add a rail link from downtown Denver that terminates at the airport as well as a 500 room hotel, a retail plaza and a rail bridge. MTC will provide ADA compliance review of the schematic design, design development, and construction drawings that address these project areas:

  • Hotel Guestrooms
  • Public Areas
  • Restrooms
  • Administration Offices
  • Plazas
  • Ticketing and Bag Check-in
  • Security Screening
  • Rail Platform
  • Bus Terminal
  • Parking and Paths of Travel
In addition to plan reviews, MTC meets and coordinates with other members of the design and construction team to ensure that design plans comply with the 2010 ADA standards for Accessible Design, ICC/ANSI A1171-2003, and Chapter 11 of the 2009 International Building Code. MTC will visit the site at various stages of construction to confirm that accessibility recommendations are being incorporated into the actual facility and that no other accessibility issues arose as a result of onsite modifications during construction.

Foothills Park and Recreation District
The Foothills Park and Recreation District retained the services of Meeting the Challenge and architecture PML, Inc. of Denver, Colorado, to conduct a facilities ADA survey on behalf of the District and report findings and recommendations in the form of a transition plan. The transition plan will also provide milestones for removal of barriers factored on the relative risk of the existing condition and the relative mitigation difficulty and cost associated with the recommended action to achieve barrier removal. The scope of services covered by this project has been limited to recreational elements and facilities that will not have safe harbor protection after March 15, 2012. MTC performed audits on:

  • 41 Parks
  • 44 Play Areas
  • Amphitheater
  • Skate Park
  • 2 Golf Courses
  • 4 Outdoor Swimming Pools
  • 2 Indoor Swimming Pools
  • Fishing Piers at 2 Lakes
  • 2 Recreation Centers
  • Community and Wellness Center

Memorial Health System Facility Assessment, Colorado Springs
Memorial Health System engaged MTC to provide a self evaluation and transition plan for all of its medical spaces. The accessibility audit assessed over 2.7 million square feet of facilities.

 

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