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Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
8:30 am – 12:15 pm CST (incl. a 15-min break)
Thursday, December 2, 2021
8:30 am – 12:15 pm CST (incl. a 15-min break)


Presented by:
Kristi Avalos

Agenda Day One
Development and Application of the Fair Housing Act Design Standards
An overview of various accessible housing standards and guidelines
Covering the laws and regulations that govern accessibility
Defining the types of housing addressed by ADA/ABA, ANSI and FHA
Addressing housing discrimination towards individuals with disabilities
and what is prohibited by FHA
Reviewing safe harbors

FHA Requirement 1: Accessible Building Entrance on an Accessible Route
Site arrival points
Planning and elevation
Protecting exterior path of travel
Accessible entrances and gates

FHA Requirement 2: Accessible and Useable Public and Common Use Areas
Exterior public spaces and amenities
Interior common use areas and amenities
• lobbies, fitness centers, recreational areas, mall kiosks, technology centers, restrooms,
drinking fountains, swimming pools, grilling areas and pet waste stations
Parking requirements at each amenity

FHA Requirements 3, 4 and 5
Usable doors; main entry, secondary and closets
Accessible routes into and through covered units
Technical requirements for route widths and level changes
Reach ranges for light switches, outlets, thermostats, etc.

Agenda Day Two
FHA Requirement 6: Reinforced Walls for Grab Bars
Discrepancies between FHA and ANSI
Technical requirements for blocking
Technical requirements for grab bar locations

FHA Requirement 7: Usable Kitchens
Clear floor space requirements at appliances
Clearance between countertops, appliances and walls
Clearance requirements for u-shaped kitchens

FHA Requirement 7: Usable Bathrooms
General requirements for a usable bathroom
“Spec A bathrooms”
“Spec B bathrooms”
Powder rooms
Technical requirements and examples

Risk Management and Practical Examples
Interactive discussion and reviewing real-world examples
Summarizing ways to avoid non-compliance
Q and A


 Webinar Instructions

All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers:
7.0 PDHs

7.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA:      (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
7.0 LU|HSW

Certified Planners:
CM | 7.0

International Code Council:
.7 CEUs (Accessibility)


Continuing Education Credit Information

Residential Accessibility: Designing for Multi-Family Housing
This webinar offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects licensed in all states.

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 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved CM Provider with the American Planning Association. This course is registered for CM | 7. for Certified Planners.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .70 CEUs in the specialty area of Accessibility (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).



Kristi Avalos

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.

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: Residential Accessibility: Designing for Multi-Family Housing

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course thoroughly examines residential accessibility requirements for multi-family buildings under the Fair Housing Act and other laws, regulations and standards.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to comply with Fair Housing Act (FHA) accessibility requirements for building entrances and routes to entrances.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to comply with FHA requirements for usable public and common areas, including covered public and common use areas, parking, lobbies, recreational areas, bathrooms, showers, and kitchens.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to comply with FHA requirements for usable doors, including primary, secondary, interior and closet doors.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to comply with FHA requirements for light switches, electrical outlets, thermostats, and other environmental controls in accessible locations.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to comply with FHA requirements for reinforced grab bars, usable kitchens and usable bathrooms.

LUs:  7.0                                                                                             LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: None

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 09/20/2024

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.