610 Madison Street 
Suite 101 
Alexandria, VA 22314



Vera Zimmerman has provided expert Accessibility consulting services for clients throughout the United States for over 27 years. The majority of her clients are repeat or referrals by those who describe her work as unparalleled.

Her experience provides clients with expertly tailored recommendations specific to their background, property and needs. Her services include on site surveys of entire campuses to individual buildings; plan reviews for new construction and renovations; and she is the Accessibility expert for various law firms, commercial property owners, project managers, architecture firms and design firms. She also provides consulting services for various Accessibility consulting firms in need of her expertise. Her expertise:

  • The 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design (2010 ADA Standards)
  • The ADA Standards for Accessible Design 28 CFR Part 36 Appendix A Revised July 1, 1994 (1994 ADAAG) 
  • The International Building Code (IBC) and ICC A117.1
  • Various City and State Building Code Requirements for Accessibility
  • Certified Access Specialist (CASp)



  • Complete accessibility surveys and reports of several hundred facilities. 
  • Hundreds of surveys and reports with a focused scope such as areas in receipt of accessibility complaint, lawsuit or areas of planned renovation. 
  • Hundreds of plans reviews and reports (new construction and renovations).
  • Projects/Clients: 
    • Hotels & Resorts - Including Host Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International, Sonesta, Starwood 
    • Universities, Colleges and Schools 
    • Assembly Venues, Sports Stadiums, Theaters & Racetracks
    • Retail Outlets, Department Stores, Grocery Stories, Malls & Gas Stations
    • Restaurants & Bars
    • Large Scale Theme Parks & Water Parks
    • Museums, Labs and Research Facilities
    • Historic Facilities
    • Health Care Facilities
    • A complete list of projects/clients is available online at:



  • 2021 Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Merit Award for Excellence in Landscape Architecture for Open Space Planning – Virginia Tech Infinite Loop and Green Links (Accessible Routes)
  • 2019 Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Merit Award for Excellence in Planning for an Existing Campus - Virginia Tech Master Plan.  A key goal of the Campus Master Plan was to establish a network of accessible routes across the campus (with total elevation change of 206’).


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Design and Property Management awarded in December 1995 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • August 1995 - December 1995 European Studies Center and Architecture Study Abroad Program: Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, Ireland & Germany.



  • March 2004 - Current:  Principal, Accessibility Consultants Inc.
  • May 1996 - February 2004:  Accessibility Consultant, UD&C Inc.
  • June 1994 - Aug. 1994: Smithsonian Institution - Accessibility Coordinator Program and The Office of Design and Construction Intern

“I've worked with Vera on a number of hotel projects - new build and renovations - over the last 10 years. Vera's in-depth knowledge of the A.D.A guidelines combined with her thorough plan reviews and report preparation allows the Owner to have a concise understanding of the A.D.A requirements for their project. She understands that most hotel owners have tight project budget and comes up with creative ways to implement the current A.D.A guideline and saves the owner money. With the ever changing A.D.A. guidelines, Vera is a true asset to any project team.”

Tien-Yueh B. Kubach
Resonance Advisors, LLC
127 S. Gulph Rd. King of Prussia, PA 19406


“Vera is one of the best ADA Project Managers with whom we at Chevron ever worked with. Her attention to detail, her commitment to excellence, and willingness to exceed expectations makes her one of the top professionals in her field. She brings excitement and enthusiasm to every task. She is a ready listener and learner. She will be a great asset to any client who hires her. Her work ethic is commendable and desirable to any firm. I highly recommend Vera, without any reservation.”

Larry Wallace
New Business Acquisition Specialist
Valley Pacific Petroleum Inc.
188 Frank West Circle Suite G
Stockton, CA 95206
209-948-9412 ext. 560


“Who is the Vera Zimmerman I have known and worked with for more than 15 years?  She is simply the best and most dependable professional in our field of expertise. Whether it be a design, a product, or a building, Vera will analyze its features and provide practical recommendations for compliance, functionality and aesthetics.  You can put your trust in her knowing that she will exceed expectations – that's Vera!"

James A. DiLuigi, AIA, CSI
Access-Ability Consultants, Inc
Takoma Park, MD 20912


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Accessibility Consultants, Inc.
610 Madison Street
Suite 101
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-765-6860 (voice/tty)
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