2010 ADA Standards: Chapter 3, 4, 5, 10



2010 ADA Standards: Chapters 3, 4, 5, and 10

5 HSW Credits — Course #AIABLTI320
This five hour video course covers the third, fourth, fifth,
and tenth chapters of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.



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Chapters Three, Four, Five, and Ten

5 HSW Credits — Credit(s) earned on completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members will be available to print upon completion of this course. This course is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education.


Course Description

The ADA is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life — to enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in State and local government programs and services. The 2010 Standards set minimum requirements – both scoping and technical – for newly designed and constructed, or altered State and local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.

This five hour video course covers the third, fourth, fifth and tenth chapters of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.  The material for this course is presented by simple narration and power point video presentation, including on-site, real world video examples in various accessible and recreational buildings used by both the public and private sector.

(Does not contain California Specific Building Code.)

After completing this course participants will be able to: 

  • Be able recognize what exterior components can, and should comply with ADA standards.

  • Identify the ADA requirements for proper maneuvering space, clearance and accessible routes.

  • Outline at least one design strategy based on ADA standards for the construction of either a public or private building.

  • Identify requirements for amusement parks, fitness equipment, golf facilities, play areas and swimming or boating facilities.

  • Summarize the options available to the design or building professional when designing a facility per the requirements of the ADA Standards.


Chapter 3: Building Blocks
Lesson One 301-304.4 (25 minutes) 

  1. Floor and Ground Surfaces

  2. Changes in Level

  3. Turning Space


Lesson Two 305-309 (25 minutes) 

  1. Clear Floor or Ground Space

  2. Knee and Toe Clearance

  3. Protruding Objects

  4. Reach Ranges

  5. Operable Parts



Chapter 4: Accessible Routes
Lesson One 401-404.2.11 (35 minutes) 

  1. General

  2. Accessible Routes

  3. Walking Surfaces

  4. Doors, Doorways, and Gates


Lesson Two 404.3-407.4.1 (35 minutes)

  1. Ramps

  2. Curb Ramps

  3. Elevators



Chapter 5: General Site & Building Elements
Lesson One 501-505.10.3 (35 minutes)

  1. Parking Spaces

  2. Passenger Loading Zones

  3. Stairways

  4. Handrails



Chapter 10: Recreational Facilities
Lesson One 1000-1003.3.2 (35 minutes) 

  1. Amusement Rides

  2. Recreational Boating Facilities


Lesson Two 1004-1007.3.2 (20 minutes)

  1. Exercise Machines and Equipment

  2. Fishing Piers and Platforms

  3. Golf Facilities

  4. Miniature Golf Facilities


Lesson Three 1008-1008.4.5 (20 minutes) 

  1. Play Areas


Lesson Four 1009-1010.1 (25 minutes) 

  1. Swimming Pools, Wading Pools and Spas

  2. Shooting Facilities with Firing Positions



Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 9am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.


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