Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Accessibility: Design and Disconnects

Accessibility standards in California often conflict and overlap. CBC Chapter 11 is code, ADA is civil rights legislation and ADAAG are guidelines. Interpretation and consistency of interpretation are possibly the biggest issues in accessibility. The lack of construction tolerance is a significant part of field compliance issues. While DOJ has published a priority list for accessibility, is it possible to develop a rational interpretation and assessment protocol that would be useful in the field? While blame for inconsistent interpretation may be put on design professionals or contractors, field studies suggest there is more at fault. Following the DOJ priority protocol, a range of disconnects discovered during nearly three years of accessibility surveys in California will be explored and lessons learned considered.

Finally, a strategy for prioritizing and interpreting field accessibility results will be considered.

Accessibility : Design and Disconnects
Presented by Michael Chambers, FAIA, FCSI, CCS.
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: AIA East Bay Chapter Office, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland
Contact: 510/464-3600
Cost: $25 for AIA members; $40 for non-members. Registration required. Click here to register.

For more information: 510/464-3600

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