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Now Available: On-Demand Accessiblity Webinars

We are now offering on-demand accessibility webinars at our exclusive online learning center. Earn professional learning units with online webinars designed to educate about important accessibility subjects for the built environment.

Highly Recommend Kitchen Design for Access & Aging

“I highly recommend this presentation to designers, builders, and code enforcement professionals. Janis covers a broad range of accessibility and usability issues that affect kitchen design and construction. Most helpful are summaries of practical insights and the many illustrations and photographs included in this discussion of requirements applicable to kitchens in residential dwelling units with mobility features under the 2010 ADAS and 2019 CBC.”

— Glenn Dea, AIA, ADAC, CASp, Orange County, CA

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ADA In A Day: Stepping Thru The Existing Building – Access Within & Without

10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Organizer: AIA Long Beach / Southbay
Venue: Virtual presentation - Registration open only to AIA LBSB members through July 31. All other registrations open August 1

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The nature of our practice has changed with a higher proportion of renovation and re-use. Under the ADA Standards there are differing requirements for new construction versus alteration. Since these are federal laws local public agencies can only offer limited direction. We will review criteria for existing facilities in regards to scoping to acquire a better understanding of the implications of the law and how it applies, as well as cover a range of concepts such as Title II vs Title III entities, Program Accessibility vs Barrier Removal, Proportional Spending, Safe Harbor, and Path of Travel obligations.

An in-depth look for implementing ADAS on existing projects whether or not construction is actually scheduled – including alteration requirements for public facilities and places of public accommodation from Program Accessibility to Barrier Removal


  • Understand differences between Public Facilities and Places of Public Accommodation
  • Review the distinctions between Program Accessibility vs Barrier Removal and their impact
  • Learn about Proportional Spending and Disproportionality with its application to Path of Travel requirements
  • Overview Safe Harbor and when it can or can not be applied to existing elements

Typically 5 hours for the full seminar, 4 hours without the California overlay, or 2½ hours for just scoping