In this episode we discussed an interesting accessible route configuration which got us thinking. Accessible routes are pretty straight forward for the most part and easy to tackle. Join Mark and Paul for this discussion and scenario as well as answer several questions form our listeners.
Questions answered this episode:
- (Roger) Is there an ADA code that limits the tension on public restroom door hinges? (Roger)
- (Rodolfo) I work on For Sale condos and I am often asked by marketing teams that if tenants of condos sign a “waiver ” that they do not want ADA features then we do not have to install them ( i.e. Wheelchair clearances, ramps, etc) I don’t think this would fly what do you guys think?
- (John) I was hoping you could give me some direction. What accessibility regulations govern the residential portions of a fire station?
- (Jim) I know the surface of a door landing has to meet 302. Can truncated domes be on the landing of a door? Can’t find that reference anywhere.
- (Dave) We are inspecting restrooms in our new public housing complex. The path from the showers to the accessible water closet in some places is less than 44″. The CBC requires that the path to the accessible water closet be 44″ min. Not just from the entry. Would you interpret this to mean that the width from anywhere within the restroom to the accessible stall needs to meet the 44″ clearance?
- (Dave) I just want to clarify a requirement for multistory apartments in non-elevator buildings. We are doing a new apartment project that the owner wants to do all multistory apartment units. There are no bedrooms on the ground floor, only a kitchen, powder room and living room. CBC Section 1102A.3.1 states that 10% of the units need to comply with items 1 through 4 which basically says that all the rooms need to be on an accessible route including a bathroom or powder room and kitchen. Is it true that I don’t need any adaptable units including a bedroom or kitchen on the ground floor? We do have kitchens on the ground floor that are on an accessible route but I don’t believe that we are required to provide removable cabinets or adjustable countertops, is this correct?
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US Access Board
POSTPONED: U.S. Access Board Webinar on Accessible Office Spaces and Interior Design (July 28 instead of July 7)
The U.S. Access Board’s webinar on accessible office spaces and interior design that was scheduled for July 7 has been postponed to July 28. It will take place from 2:30 – 4:00 (ET). Those who already registered for the webinar do not have to do so again. For more information, visit www.accessibilityonline.org. Registration remains open for those who did not yet sign up. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session (total limited to 25) or can be posed during the webinar. Webinar attendees can earn continuing education credits.
CASI (Certified Access Specialist Institute)
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Texas Accessibility Academy August 16-17, 2016 in Austin, Texas. More info Here
Accessibility Professionals Association (APA) Annual Conference & Expo – Feb 1-3, 2017 in Round Rock, TX – near Austin More Info Here
The next CalCasp Academy is September 26th thru 29th in Ontario, Ca. Registration will open soon More info Here
DSA Has announced several classes coming up in August:
August 1, 2016 – Sacramento
August 2, 2016 – Sacramento
August 3, 2016 – Sacramento
August 4, 2016 – Sacramento
August 5, 2016 – Sacramento
August 12, 2016 – Riverside
If you have any questions or need assistance with DSA registration, please contact Larry Meade at Laurence.Meade@dgs.ca.gov.
2016 CALBO Education Week North is September 12th – September 15th 2016 in San Ramon More info Here
2016 CALBO Education Week South is October 24th – 27th 2016 in Ontario, Ca More info Here
2016 CALBO Education Week Orange County is November 7th – 10th 2016 in Anaheim, Ca More info Here
The 2016 ADA National Association of ADA Coordinators conference is October 17th – 20th 2016 in San Diego, California More info Here
The Next ADA Symposium is in Chicago, Illinois May 14th thru 17th 2017, Registration will open January 6, 2017
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