Complying with Fair Housing Act Accessibility Requirements
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Day One Wednesday, October 26, 2022
9:00 am – 12:30 pm CDT
Day Two Thursday, October 27, 2022
9:00 am – 1:00 pm CDT
Day One: Wednesday, October 26, 2022
9:00 am – 12:30 pm CDT (including a 30-min. break)
Fair Housing Act Design Standards Development and Application
Fair Housing Act overview
Laws and standards related to accessible design
ANSI A117.1 (2009) accessibility standards
Impact of Americans With Disabilities Act standards and building codes
Types of disabilities addressed by guidelines
Accessible Building Entrance on an Accessible Route
Public transit and parking
Accessible exterior routes
Buildings with and without elevators
Accessible and Usable Public and Common Use Areas
Covered public and common use areas
Exterior public spaces
Exterior and interior parking
Interior common use areas: lobbies, recreational areas,
bathrooms, showers and kitchen facilities
Day Two: Thursday, October 27, 2022
9:00 am – 1:00 pm CDT (including a 30-min. break)
Usable Doors and Accessible Interior Routes
Main entry doors, secondary doors and closet doors
Accessible routes into and through covered units
Route widths and floor levels
Accessible Environmental Controls and Grab Bars
Electrical outlets and controls
Locations for grab bars
Reinforcing locations for grab bars
Usable Kitchens and Bathrooms
Clear floor space at kitchen appliances
Kitchen, appliances, cabinets, counters and pantries
Which bathrooms, fixtures must comply?
Clear bathroom floor space requirements
Bathroom fixtures, cabinets and grab bars
Case Studies of Compliant (and Non-compliant) Designs
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6.5 HSW CE Hours*
6.5 AIA LU|HSW
International Code Council:
.65 CEUs (Accessibility)
* Includes 5.0 hours on disability access requirements
for California architects
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.5 PDHs for professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in all states, including California. This webinar contains 6.5 hours of coursework on disability access requirements which is appropriate for architects licensed in California to satisfy accessibility training requirements.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.
The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 LU|HSWs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.
The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Accessibility (Preferred Provider No. 1232).
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).
Kristi Avalos – President and CEO of Accessology Too, LLC
Ms. Avalos is president and CEO of Accessology Too, LLC, a firm dedicated to providing consulting services to building owners, architects, municipalities, and company owners regarding compliance with state and federal disability laws. Ms. Avalos founded Accessology in 1990 after 12 years in the airline industry, where she played a crucial role in ensuring industry compliance with the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA). Since then, Accessology has grown to provide not only state plan reviews and inspections, but also national and international consulting services. Considered a true expert in her field, Ms. Avalos is also a sought-after witness for ADA/ACAA legal cases and has been named on more than 40 cases nationwide. Recognizing the value of educating others on the importance of removing attitudinal and architectural barriers, she proudly offers training on both federal and state accessibility standards throughout the US.
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Course Title: Complying with Fair Housing Act Accessibility Requirements
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course focuses on complying with the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act. The course will review and discuss the legislation and applicable accessibility standards before analyzing and explaining accessible design for building entrances, interior and exterior routes and common areas, doors, environmental controls, kitchens, bathrooms and more.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to review the Fair Housing Act, laws and standards related to accessible design (including ANSI A117.1), the Americans with Disabilities Act, what buildings are covered, and the types of disabilities addressed by the guidelines.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to analyze accessible designs for building entrances, exterior routes, interior and exterior parking, and public and common use areas (including lobbies, recreational areas, bathrooms, kitchen facilities, etc.).
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss accessible electrical outlets and controls, HVAC controls, grab bars, main entry doors, secondary doors, closet doors, route widths and floor levels.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to examine accessible kitchen and bathroom design and consider clear floor space at kitchen appliances and bathroom fixtures.
LUs: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with code compliance concepts
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 08/22/2025
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