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.
Access provides consulting services on the following:
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.
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
Litigation support and expert reports and
Trainings, seminars and coaching on ADA's best practices and risk management
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:
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.
Canobie Amusement Park, New Hampshire
Stampede (4 locations)
Dollywood Theme Park &Splash Country Waterpark, Pigeon Force,
Park, Pittsburg PA
Cedar Fair llc, Cincinnati, OH, multiple amusement parks,
water parks, hotels and camp grounds
LakeCompounce Amusement and Waterpark, Pittsburgh PA
CA and Cypruss Gardens FL
Nickel’s Midway Pier, Wildwood,
Ray Cammack Shows (RCS) , Sacramento CAL-Expo site, CA
Waterpark, Pittsburg, PA
Silver Dollar City, Branson MO
Disneyland, Hong Kong, Walt Disney Imagineering
YMCA, Franklin TN and Lebanon OH