Course Instructor: Rodger Peck
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 second chapter of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. Chapter 2: Scoping Requirements sets the stage for all the following chapters of the ADA Standards. In this video course, material is presented by simple narration and power point video presentation, as well as on-site, real world video examples in various accessible buildings, used by both the public and by private businesses.
- After completing this course participants will be able to:
- Recognize how the overall philosophy of the Americans with Disabilities Act can, and does create an environment of opportunity and non-discrimination.
- Be able recognize what facilities can, and should comply with ADA standards.
- Outline at least one design strategy based on ADA standards for the construction of either a public or private building.
- Summarize the options available to the design or building professional when designing a facility per the requirements of the ADA Standards.
This Course Covers:
- Existing Buildings and Facilities
- General Exceptions
- Protruding Objects and Operable Parts
- Accessible Routes Work areas, Amusement parks, Recreational areas, Entrances, Lifts
- Accessible Means of Egress
- Parking Spaces, Passenger Loading Zones and Bus Stops
- Kitchens, Kitchenettes, Sinks, and Drinking Fountains
- Toilet Facilities and Bathing Facilities
- Washing Machines and Clothes Dryers
- Fire Alarm Systems
- Transportation Facilities
- Telephones, Assistive Listening Systems, Automatic Teller Machines and Fare Machines
- Assembly Areas
- Dressing, Fitting, and Locker Rooms
- Medical Care and Long-term Care Facilities
- Transient Lodging Guest Rooms
- Dining Surfaces and Work Surfaces
- Sales and Service
- Depositories, Vending Machines, Change Machines, Mail Boxes and Fuel Dispensers
- Two-Way Communication Systems
- Judicial, Residential, Detention, and Correctional Facilities
- Amusement Rides and Play areas
- Boating, Golf Facilities, and Shooting Facilities with Firing Positions
- Exercise Machines and Equipment
- Swimming Pools, Wading Pools and Spas, Saunas and Steam Rooms
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 are available to print upon completion of the course.
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