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September 24, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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2022 ADA Accessibility Training Seminars on 3 Saturday Mornings:
September 24, October 1, and October 8.

Presenter Jan Garrett will get us all up to date on code changes and regulations and the based accessibility requirements.

The 3 webinars, totaling 5 LU / HSW hours, has been prepared to help architects earn the mandatory accessibility learning units required for licensure in California. For AIA members, ADA seminars also provide health, safety & welfare (HSW) credits that count towards the 18.0 learning units required to maintain AIA memberships in good standing.

Register and pay for the ADA sessions and a Zoom Link will be emailed to you the Friday before each session.

The sessions will be split: 2 hours Sept 24th, 2 hours October 1st, and 1 hour on October 8th.

Jan Garrett is employed by the Public Health Institute (PHI), Oakland, California.  She currently serves as the Program Manager of the Pacific ADA Center (Center), a project at PHI.  The Pacific ADA Center is part of the ADA National Network, a group of 10 regional centers across the U.S. that provide information, training and materials to businesses, state and local governments, and disability communities about their rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Jan has more than 20 years of training experience in disability law, accessibility requirements and disability awareness.  As a person who was born without limbs, Jan understands the importance of educating others about disability civil rights.

Course Descriptions for Session 1,2, & 3:
All sessions will cover accessibility requirements for commercial and residential buildings and facilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the California Building Code and the Fair Housing Act.

 Session 1:

  • Accessible routes
  1. Participants will learn where accessible routes are required from site arrival points.
  2. Participants will understand the new California Building Code (CBC) Chapter 11B requirements for raised circulation paths.
  3. Participants will learn how to distinguish between the CBC and ADA requirements for accessible routes within a facility.
  4. Attendees will review the accessibility requirements for accessible routes and accessible toilet rooms in multistory buildings.

  • Building Blocks

Participants will learn where wheelchair turning space is required.
Attendees will understand the key factors that influence the minimum requirements for clear floor space.
Participants will be able to identify what requirements are included in the concept of operable parts.
Attendees will learn how to identify and fix a protruding object.

 Session 2:

     Toilet Rooms

  1. Participants will learn the difference between multi-accommodation and single-user toilet room requirements.
  2. Attendees will understand how and where toilet rooms can be clustered at a location.
  3. Participants will learn toilet room signage requirements.
  4. Attendees will be able to identify accessibility requirements of toilet room accessories.
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (EVCS)
  1. Participants will learn how EVCS spaces differ from parking spaces in CBC.
  2. Attendees will learn the different types of EV spaces.
  3. Attendees will understand the operable parts requirements for vehicle chargers.
  4. Participants will learn the accessible route requirements for reaching charging stations.

Session 3:

  • Adult Changing Stations
  1. Attendees will understand why an adult changing station is required in specific facilities.
  2. Participants will learn which facilities require adult changing stations.
  3. Attendees will be able to identify the required components of an adult changing station toilet room location.
  4. Participants will be able to list the minimum size and clearance requirements for an adult changing station.

  • Detectable Warnings
  1. Participants will learn where detectable warnings are required under CBC and ADA
  2. Participants will understand where the directional texture should be placed.
  3. Participants will be able to identify color and contrast requirements of detectable warnings.
  4. Attendees will learn about locations where detectable warnings often appear but are not required.

These ADA sessions are available to all.

Saturday, September 24 | 10:00 am – noon
Saturday, October 1          | 10:00 am – noon
Saturday, October 8         | 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Member Cost             $120 for three ADA Sessions
Non-Member Cost   $140 for three ADA Sessions

5 LU/HSW Approved


Image and Drawing Credits: Pacific ADA Center

Many Thanks to our Event Sponsor