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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

U.S. Access Board guidelines and standards, and accessible design - Monthly Webinar's by National Network of ADA Centers : Nov 2011

Webinar and Audio Conference Series
Provided by the Access Board and the National Network of ADA Centers

Learn more about the work of the Access Board, its guidelines and standards, and accessible design through this series of free monthly webinars and audio conferences. Sessions also provide an opportunity to earn continuing education credits (CEUs).

To register, visit www.accessibilityonline.org. Direct inquiries to adaconferences@adagreatlakes.org or (877) 232-1990 (v/TTY).

Upcoming Webinars

Accessible Schools December 1, 2011 2:30 - 4:00 (ET)

The 2010 ADA Accessibility Standards and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standard apply to many types of schools in the public and private sectors, including primary, secondary, trade schools and colleges and universities . This session will provide an overview of requirements in the ADA and ABA standards for newly constructed and altered school facilities and their related elements and spaces such as student laboratories, assembly seating, assistive listening systems, and much more.

Earlene Sesker

Accessible Golf Courses January 5, 2012 2:30 - 4:00 (ET)

The 2010 ADA Accessibility Standards and the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards address the design and construction of golf courses. Technical provisions address teeing grounds, putting greens, teeing stations at driving ranges, course weather shelters, golf car rental areas, bag drop areas, and course toilet rooms. Special criteria permit the use of a “golf car passage” in lieu of the traditional accessible route to connect these spaces within the boundary of the course. This session will review these specifications and highlight the impact on newly constructed, altered, and existing golf courses.

Peggy Greenwell
Bill Botten

Accessible Courthouses and Courtrooms Feb 2, 2012 2:30 - 4:00 (ET)

The design of courthouses poses challenges to access due to unique features, such as courtroom areas that are elevated within confined spaces. Technical provisions addressing these issues are included in the 2010 ADA Accessibility Standards and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards. This session will review requirements in the standards that address access to courthouses and courtrooms, including secured entrances, judges’ benches, jury boxes, witness stands, clerks’ stations, bailiffs’ stations, spectators galleries, holding cells, and other spaces.

Dave Yanchulis

2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
March 1, 2012 2:30 - 4:00 (ET)

Are you ready? On or after March 15, 2012, the 2010 ADA Standards must be used for all new construction or alterations to facilities covered by the ADA. This session will be an opportunity to better familiarize you with the new standards and the changes from the 1991 standards. Accessibility specialists will focus on more frequently asked questions about the 2010 ADA Accessibility Standards and other areas where guidance is often requested.

Dave Yanchulis
Rex Pace
Peggy Greenwell

Archived Webinars

Accessible Marinas and Boating Facilities

Accessible Retail Stores and Spaces

Section 508 – “The Basics”

Proposed Guidelines on Accessible Public Rights-of-Way

Accessible Health Clubs and Fitness Facilities

Accessible Hospitals and Other Health Care Facilities

Accessible Doors and Maneuvering Clearances

Open Question and Answer Session with Access Board Accessibility Specialists

Enforcing the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA)

Accessible Swimming Pools and Spas

Accessible Transient Lodging

Accessible Signage

Accessible Sidewalks and Street Crossings

And many more, please visit: http://www.access-board.gov/webinars.htm

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