Residential Accessibility: Designing for Multi-Family Housing
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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)
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”
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
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7.0 HSW CE Hours
AIA: (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
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 AvalosPresident 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: 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 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.
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 09/20/2024
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