Accessibility and ADA: Facility Standards Update Webinar Series 2014

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This 3-part webinar series, presented by the ADA National Network, and co-sponsored by the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), focused on highlights of the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design. The Standards, adopted by the Department of Justice in 2010, became mandatory for use on March 15, 2012.

Find out what's been added, removed, revised, and reorganized. Learn what's new from parking to plumbing!

Presented by Nancy Horton, Information Specialist with the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center. Ms. Horton has nearly 25 years of experience in the disability field, including working as an accessibility specialist at Centers for Independent Living, and providing consultations and architectural plans reviews for Eastlake, Derry & Associates.

Department of Justice publications are available for download at no cost at the Department of Justice ADA webpage:

2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design and Guidance on the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

Continuing education hours are not available for the archived webinars.

Session #1 (Broadcast date January 30, 2014)

This session will establish the foundation for the series. Participants will learn about the background of the Standards and where they fit in with other rules, codes, and standards; important regulatory provisions, such as the "safe harbor" allowances; new information about conventions and tolerances; new application and scoping provisions, including new general exceptions; and the new structure and format of the Standards.  

Session Handouts

Standards Update Introduction and Overview - Webinar Recording

Standards Update Introduction and Overview - Webinar Transcript

Standards Update Introduction and Overview Handout 1 slide per page 

Standards Update Introduction and Overview Handout 2 slides per page

Standards Update Introduction and Overview Handout 3 slides per page

Standards Update Introduction and Overview Handout Outline

Session #2 (Broadcast date February 6, 2014)

This session will address highlights of specific scoping provisions and technical specifications. Participants will learn about new or revised requirements related to "building blocks" (clearances, reach ranges, etc.) general site and building elements, accessible routes, plumbing elements, and communication features such as emergency alarm systems and signage.

Session Handouts

Facility Standards Update Session 2 - Webinar Recording

Facility Standards Update Session 2 - Webinar Transcript

Facility Standards Update Session 2 Handout 1 slide per page

Facility Standards Update Session 2 Handout 2 slides per page

Facility Standards Update Session 2 Handout 3 slides per page

Facility Standards Update Session 2 Handout Outline

Session #3 (Broadcast date February 13, 2014)

This session will continue to address highlights of specific scoping provisions and technical specifications. Participants will learn about new or revised requirements related to assembly areas, kitchens, transient lodging guest rooms, jails and prisons, residential dwelling units, and recreation facilities.

Session Handouts

Facility Standards Update Session 3 - Webinar Recording

Facility Standards Update Session 3 Transcript

Facility Standards Update Session 3 Handout 1 slide per page

Facility Standards Update Session 3 Handout 2 slides per page

Facility Standards Update Session 3 Handout 3 slides per page

Facility Standards Update Session 3 Handout Outline