Designing for Accessibility under ADA Standards for Accessible Design and the Florida Building Code
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Day One: Wednesday, December 15, 2021
9:30 am – 1:15 pm EST (including a 15-min. break)
Day Two: Thursday, December 16, 2021
9:30 am – 1:15 pm EST (including a 15-min. break)
Agenda Day One
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 | 9:30 am – 1:15 pm EST (including a 15-min. break)
Complying with Federal and State Accessibility Requirements
Development and scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design
Relationship and application between the Florida Building Code, 7th Edition,
the ADA, IBC and other applicable laws and codes governing accessible design
Defining the entities and facilities required to comply and steps to take
Overview of Public Right-of Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG)
Readily-achievable barrier removal
Meeting Requirements of ADA Standards and Florida Building Code (FBC)
Pedestrian access routes and circulation areas
Ramps and handrails
Curb ramps and blended transitions
Agenda Day Two
Thursday, December 16, 2021 | 9:30 am – 1:15 pm EST (including a 15-min. break)
Meeting Requirements of ADA Standards and FBC
Defining an area containing a primary function
Passenger loading zones and bus stops
Entrances and doors
Exterior accessible routes and surface requirements
Stairways, ramps and changes in level
Interior accessible routes and path of travel
Elevators and lifts
Break rooms, kitchens and kitchenettes
Plumbing elements (drinking fountains, toilet facilities, bathing facilities)
Special rooms, spaces and elements
Assembly areas and assistive listening systems
Reviewing New Materials/Technologies and
Anticipated Developments in Codes/Standards
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7.0 FL Area of Practice CE Hours
Architects (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
8.0 Florida CE Hours (HSW)
7.0 AIA LU | HSW
Florida Interior Designers
8.0 Florida CE Hours (HSW)
International Code Council
.7 CEUs (Accessibility)
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and qualifies for 7.0 Area of Practice continuing
education hours for professional engineers licensed in Florida. HalfMoon Education is an
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and interior designers (Provider No. 0001388; License No. PVD394). The Florida Board
of Architecture and Interior Design has approved this course for 8.0 HSW CE Hours for
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President and CEO of Accessology Too, LLC
Ms. Avalos is a nationally renowned leader in providing accessibility-related services and is a sought-after speaker with a knack for using an upbeat approach to help others understand the complexities of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). With over 40 years of experience, she provides expert witnessing on ADA, 504, Federal Housing Administration, and Air Carrier Access Act legal cases. In 1990 she founded Accessology Too, LLC which is a national leader in providing accessibility consulting services and is one of the largest U.S. firms dedicated solely to accessibility and access issues. Since its founding, Accessology has worked closely with the Department of Justice and the U.S. Access Board to remain knowledgeable and adept with the constant changes that occur regarding ADA guidelines. Accessology has worked on numerous multi-million-dollar projects to impact accessibility compliance during all stages from schematics to construction and final inspections. Since 2005 Accessology has specialized in the development, execution, and monitoring of the required ADA Transition Plans for Title II entities to help them avoid access-related litigation since so much litigation is tied to not having a Transition Plan on file. Ms. Avalos and her team at Accessology are committed to removing structural and attitudinal barriers that adversely impact people with disabilities.
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Course Title: Designing for Accessibility under ADA Standards for Accessible Design and the Florida Building Code
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines accessibility requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Florida Building Code. It covers the relationship between the ADA and FBC, which entities and facilities to which compliance is required, scoping requirements, readily-achievable barrier removal, and requirements for new construction and alterations.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss the relationship of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Florida Building Code in the realm of accessibility codes, and they will be able to identify which code applies to particular projects.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify readily-achievable barrier removals for construction projects, and they will be able to differentiate code requirements for new construction and alterations.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss and reference anticipated developments in the covered codes and standards, and comply with the codes when working with new materials and technologies.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to comply with accessibility requirements for paths of travel, parking, exterior access routes, ramps and stairways, entrances and doors, interior accessible routes, toilet facilities, showers, drinking fountains, signage, kitchen facilities, assembly areas, assistive listening systems, and recreational facilities.
LUs: 7.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with building code interpretation and compliance
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 10/13/2024
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