ADA Day: September 26, 2014

ADA Day: Accessibility for California Architects
Friday, September 26, 2014 8:30am-3pm
Location: AIA East Bay, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Cost: $110 AIA Members / $150 non-members Includes coffee, fruit and lunch.
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Jan Garrett, Esq., Program manager, Pacific ADA Center
Craig Williams, CASp

Provides the complete 5 hours of disability access coursework required for California Licensure.


Ed Roberts Campus, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Universal Design is the concept of designing and creating built environments that are aesthetic and usable to the greatest extent possible by everyone, irrespective of age, ability, or status in life.”

On this ADA Day our expert presenters, Jan Garrett and Craig Williams CASp, will take a deep-dive into Universal Design. This will include an in-depth look at creative responses and case studies, such as Berkeley’s universally designed, transit oriented Ed Roberts Campus, among others. The differences between ADA and CBC will also be addressed in detail as will enforceable standards, adherence to these standards, legal case studies/court cases and Title II of the ADA which applies to the operations of State and local governments. Ultimately, attendees will achieve an insight into creative responses to accessible/universal design, an updated understanding of the current standards being enforced and the ways in which the ADA/California law regulate and facilitate ‘accessibility’.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, attendees:

  1. Will be able to state at least three differences between the American with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) and the California Building Code (CBC).
  2. Will be able to state two differences between Universal Design concepts and California Accessibility requirements.
  3. Will be able to give at least three examples of creative responses to the 2013 California Building Code accessibility requirements.
  4. Will be able to state at least three enforceable standards regarding public accommodations and how the standards should be implemented.

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