Accessibility Compliance Consulting
We consult with Architects, Building Owners, Developers, Property Managers, Attorneys and Tenants, for accessibility issues with both the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards (ADAS) and the California Building Codes (CBC).
Accessibility Seminars & Training for Organizations & Groups
We provide professional seminars and customized presentations intended to help your team, company, or professional organization get educated about important accessibility subjects that affect your business.
NEW! On-Demand Accessibility Webinars
We now offer on-demand webinars in elective and self-assessment formats that earn learning units and can be used for California architecture re-licensing, CASp re-certification, AIA LU | HSW, or as self-reported for other organizations.
“STA seminars are architecturally presented by an architect who understands architects’ dilemma regarding accessibility issues.”
“The seminars I have attended are impressive in the thorough coverage of compliance issues with cogent descriptions.”
“I have taken several classes as well as purchased books from Janis and found that the clarity of her presentations make the difficult subject of accessibility much easier to understand.”
“Janis Kent’s Stepping Thru Accessibility has been my go-to source of truth for the ever changing accessibility code landscape for years. Count on her documents to enhance your firm’s understanding of universal design that is accessible to all.”
“ADA in Details is the definitive work among accessibility references, and will be an essential resource in the technical library of any office or individual interested in accessibility. Highly recommended!”
Publications, Tools, and Resources
ADA in Details: Interpreting the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design
ADA in Details provides visual interpretations of the ADA Standards for Accessible Design in a user-friendly format packed with practical design details.
Multi-Family Reference Matrices
Don’t miss these new multi-family dwelling unit comparative guides of codes and federal regulations for kitchen and bathroom design.
NEWAccessibility eBook Series
Curated collection of articles exploring accessibility for restaurants & bars, hotels & transients lodging, and restrooms.
Upcoming Seminar Events
Stepping Thru Accessibility seminars are held through professional and private organizations. They are a perfect way to earn educational credits and deepen your knowledge of specific accessibility-related topics. Seminars are held across the country and online.
Inquire About Private Seminars
Janis Kent is available for booking of public or private seminars. For more information, contact us.
Stepping Thru Accessibility Blog
Manufactured Tubs & Showers with Integral Surrounding Walls – What Do You Need to Know About Their Grab Bars?
November 11, 2021
An item that has come up a number of times is tubs and showers that come with integral manufactured surrounding walls that do not necessarily meet the ADA requirements for grab bars even though the manufacturer states they do. It is important that grab bar blocking and its attachments be engineered to meet the vertical and horizontal force of 250 lbs. This is an important element that should not be left to rule of thumb and should be carefully engineered and tested to meet the exact regulation and code requirements.