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John Paul Scott, AIA is an architect and ADA expert. 

Mr. Scott developed CREATE Access to provide commerical and legal clients and the amusement industry a realistic and informative resource on requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and related accessibility building codes. 

CREATE Access provides consulting services on the following:

  • 1991 ADAAG, 2010 ADA Standard, International Building Code and California Title 24 Building Code accessibility requirements
  • ADA Title III Public Accommodations and In Commercial Facilities
  • ADA Title II for State and Local Governments
  • Removal of (ADA) Architectural Barriers in existing facilities
  • Plan checks and site inspections for new construction and alterations
  • Review and comment on guides and operational materials developed for guests with disabilities
  • Operational policies on service animals, auxiliary aids and services, and accommodation of mobility assistive devices such as scooters and Segways®.
  • Consulting on amusement ride vehicle, wheelchair or transfer accessibility design.
  • Litigation support and expert reports and witness services.
  • Trainings, seminars and coaching on ADA's best practices and risk management
Mr. Scott is a highly respected ADA expert and representative of the amusement industry’s interests.  He represented Walt Disney Imagineering and International Association of Amusement Parks an Attractions (IAAPA) on key advisory committees that were assembled by the US Access Board whose charge was to develop recommendations for new accessibility guidelines on outdoor recreation, including amusement rides, pools, miniature golf, play areas and boating and fishing docks.   He assists IAAPA’s Governmental Affairs office in drafting public responses to proposed changes to the ADA’s federal regulations.  Likewise he served as a voting member of the International Code Council’s ANSI A117.1 Accessible buildings and Facilities Standard for Accessible Buildings and Facilities.  This is the code requirement for the International Building Code, now used in more than 48 states and regional jurisdictions.Mr. Scott is a frequent speaker and contributor to ASTM F24 Amusement Rides standards group, IAAPA ‘s Governmental Affairs’ seminars and IALDA legal roundtables.

CREATE Access provided surveys and reports on Removal of (ADA) architectural barriers in existing facilities and review of new construction and alterations and/or the following amusement industry clients:

  • Canobie Amusement Park, New Hampshire
  • Dixie Stampede (4 locations)
  • Dollywood Theme Park &Splash Country Waterpark, Pigeon Force, TN
  • Kennywood Amusement Park, Pittsburg PA
  • Cedar Fair llc, Cincinnati, OH, multiple amusement parks, water parks, hotels and camp grounds
  • LakeCompounce Amusement and Waterpark, Pittsburgh PA
  • LEGOLAND, Carlesbad, CA and Cypruss Gardens FL
  • Nickel’s Midway Pier, Wildwood, NJ
  • Ray Cammack Shows (RCS) , Sacramento CAL-Expo site, CA
  • Sandcastle Waterpark, Pittsburg, PA
  • Santa Cruz Boardwalk, CA
  • Silver Dollar City, Branson MO
  • Disneyland, Hong Kong, Walt Disney Imagineering
  • YMCA, Franklin TN and Lebanon OH
While with Walt Disney Imagineering, Mr. Scott conducted project plan checks, barrier removals and site inspections on more than 200theme park, waterpark, commercial, resort hotels, theaters, cruise ships, entertainment facilities and attractions.Resume and references provided upon request.