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Friday, September 22, 2023
8:30 am – 4:30 pm PDT

Presented by Glenn Dea, AIA, ADAC, APAC-BE, CASp

Complying with Federal and State Accessibility Requirements

  • Jurisdiction and enforcement
    • History and development of the California Building Code
    • Development of the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design
    • Relationship between ADA federal requirements, state requirements, and building codes
    • Entities and facilities that are covered
  • Scoping requirements
    • Readily-achievable barrier removal
    • Alterations and path of travel
    • New construction
    • Safe harbors
  • Building blocks and accessible routes
    • Accessible routes
    • Ramps
    • Entrances and doors
  • Fire alarm systems/means of egress
    • Areas of refuge/exterior areas for assisted rescue
    • Platform lifts
    • Elevators
    • Tactile exit signs
    • Stairs
    • Stair handrails
    • Assembly areas
    • Ramped aisles/stepped aisles
  • Stairway identification signs

Meeting Standards in the California Building Code and ADA

  • Pedestrian facilities in public rights-of-way
    • Sidewalks
    • Pedestrian street crossings/crosswalks
    • Roundabouts
    • Driveway crossings
    • At-grade rail crossings
    • Curb ramps and blended transitions
    • Detectable warnings
    • Pedestrian signals/pedestrian push buttons (PBB’s)
    • On-street parking spaces
    • Passenger drop-off and loading zones and bus stops
  • Site Accessibility
    • On-site parking facilities and electrical vehicle charging stations
    • Accessible trash enclosures
    • Directional and informational signs
    • Recreational facilities
    • Play areas
    • Outdoor developed areas
    • Shared use paths and Class I bikeways
  • Building accessibility
    • Drinking fountains
    • Toilet facilities
    • Showers
    • Signage standards
    • Accessible kitchen facilities 
    • Assembly areas
    • Assistive listening systems

Reviewing New Materials/Technologies and Anticipated Developments in Codes/Standards

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Professional Engineers
6.5-Hour Learning Opportunity

5.0 Disability Access Hours

Landscape Architects
6.5-Hour Learning Opportunity

Certified Planners

International Code Council
.65 CEUs (Accessibility)

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar and concurrent webcast are open to the public and are designed to qualify for 5.0 disability access hours continuing education hours for licensed architects in California.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Accessibility (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

HalfMoon Education is an approved CM Provider with the American Planning Association. This course is registered for CM | 6.5 for Certified Planners.

This course offers a 6.5-hour learning opportunity to engineers and landscape architects in California. Professionals seeking continuing education credit in other states may be able to claim the hours earned at this course; please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).

On-Demand Credits

The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request:

6.5 HSW LUs (AIA)



President of Collaborative Access Studio

Employed in the architecture and construction industry since 1988, Mr. Dea is a licensed architect in the states of California and Utah and is an ICC-certified accessibility inspector/plans examiner. Since 2001, his practice has focused on compliance with federal and state accessibility standards, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) transition plan services, and accessible design covering buildings, sites, and pedestrian facilities in public rights-of-way. This has encompassed accessibility evaluations, plan reviews, and code analyses for numerous corporate, education, and governmental clients.   
Summary of Experience

  • Consultant access compliance plan reviewer to California’s Division of the State Architect (DSA) – Los Angeles Basin Region Office (2004-2011)
  • One of California’s first certified access specialists (CASp #023), based on experience and testing criteria administered by the DSA (2008)
  • Alternate delegate (2014-2021) and primary delegate (2021-current) to the ICC/ANSI Committee on Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, contributing to creation of the 2017 edition of the ICC A117.1 Accessibility Standard. The A117.1 Standard is adopted by building code jurisdictions throughout the United States.
  • Provider of over 50 accessibility training presentations to licensed architects and engineers, attorneys, public agencies, and professional organizations, including a 5-hour course addressing the continuing education requirement for California architects.
  • Provider of technical assistance to attorneys and other clients to assist in the resolution of lawsuits, complaints, and claims related to state and federal access laws.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon 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 upon request.

Course Title: Designing for Accessibility under ADA Standards and the CBC

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course covers compliance with federal and California accessibility requirements, readily-achievable barrier removal, alterations, new construction, safe harbors, and indoor and outdoor features and facilities.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the relationship between the federal Americans with Disability Act and the California Building Code and identify the entities and facilities that are covered by accessibility standards.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify readily-achievable barrier removal opportunities and distinguish requirements for alterations and new construction.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able meet accessibility standards compliant with both the ADA and the California Building Code for outdoor travel paths, accessible parking, exterior accessible routes, ramps and stairways, entrances and doors, and recreational facilities.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able meet accessibility standards compliant with both the ADA and the California Building Code for interior accessible routes, toilet facilities, showers, drinking fountains, kitchen facilities, signage, assembly areas, and assistive listening systems.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with accessibility principles and compliance

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 10/24/2025

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.

Seminar Price: $319.00

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