In this episode, we discussed a few accessibility news happenings and brief update from DSA on the SB-269 website posting requirements. Are Curb Ramps required to have turning/maneuvering spaces on them? Are Radius Curb Ramps Allowed by Code? The definition of a “Cluster” as it pertains to 2013 CBC 11B-213.2 exception 4 for restrooms………not a “Cluster F%$#” which is what we know YOU were really thinking……..gotcha! How many accessible rooms are required in a hotel? Join Mark and Paul for this discussion and the ADA product spotlight of the week.
Questions answered this episode:
- (Lupe) Are curb ramps allowed to have turning/maneuvering spaces on the ramped portion and are radius curb ramps allowed by the code?
- (Steve) I would appreciate your input on this. This is a tenant improvement and the original restrooms have been completely demo’d and this is new work. In your opinions does this arrangement meet the definition of a “Cluster” as it pertains to 2013 CBC 11B-213.2 exception 4? (See attached) 11B-213.2 Toilet Rooms and Bathing Rooms. Where toilet rooms are provided, each toilet room shall comply with 11B-603 (Toilet and Bathing Rooms). Where bathing rooms are provided, each bathing room shall comply with 11B-603 (Toilet and Bathing Rooms). Exception: 4. Where multiple single-user toilet rooms are clustered at a single location, 50 percent, but no fewer than one, of the single user toilet rooms for each use at each cluster shall comply with 11B-603 (Toilet and Bathing Rooms). Clearly 50% do not comply as shown but do you think the above section would apply in this case?
- (Sara) Regarding the number of ADA rooms for our hotel. I am unsure how we are to have a room with a roll in shower – does that mean it is an ADA with roll in shower or just a regular room with roll in shower?
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Amendment of Americans With Disabilities Act Title II and Title III Regulations To Implement ADA Amendments Act of 2008
On August 11th, the Federal Register made available for public inspection a final rule revising the Justice Department’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title II and Title III regulations to implement the requirements of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). The final rule will be published in the Federal Register tomorrow, August 11, 2016, and will take effect on Monday, October 10, 2016, 60 days from publication in the Federal Register. In response to several Supreme Court decisions that narrowly interpreted the ADA’s definition of “disability,” Congress passed the ADAAA to ensure that the ADA definition of “disability” would be broadly construed. The ADAAA made a number of significant changes to the meaning and interpretation of the ADA definition of “disability” to ensure that the term would be applied without extensive analysis, so that all individuals with disabilities could receive the law’s protections. The final rule ensures that the Department’s regulations are consistent with the changes Congress made to the ADA. A pre-publication copy of the final rule posted by the Federal Register on its public inspection desk can be found today at the Federal Register Once the final rule is published in the Federal Register tomorrow, a copy will be available on the Department’s ADA website. For more information about the ADAAA, please visit the Department’s ADA website www.ADA.gov website or call the ADA Information Line Voice: 1-800-514-0301; TTY: 1-800-514-3083.
DSA Announces the Project Type for the October 2016 Open Book CASp Exam
The project type for the Open Book portion of the Certified Access Specialist (CASp) examination on October 12, 2016, is a Title II Seaside Recreation Area and Community Recreation Center. As previously announced, starting with the October 2016 exam, the CASp exam will include test questions related to the provisions of the recently published 2016 California Building Standards Code. An updated List of Reference Materials is available.
Details on the next CASp examination are as follows:
October 12, 2016 — Sacramento and Los Angeles (Hawthorne)
• Open Book — Check in begins at 7:30 a.m.
• Closed Book — Check in begins at 12:30 p.m.
Registration closes on September 12, 2016. You can register for this exam through your CASp Account Login.
More information about the CASp program and examination details are available on the CASp webpage. Please direct any registration questions to the CASp Certification team at (916) 323-2737 or CASprogram@dgs.ca.gov. You may direct any questions about CASp Program Administration to (916) 322-2490.
US Access Board
U.S. Access Board Webinar on Open Q & A Thursday, September 1st, 2016
This is a regular session in our webinar series that provides an opportunity to ask questions on any topic related to the Board’s work and activities with Bill Botten, Accessibility Specialist Office of Technical and Information Services, US Access Board and Marsha Mazz, Director, Office of Technical and Information Services, US Access Board
Mid-Atlantic ADA Center
Mid-Atlantic ADA Center Webinar on Making Accommodation Decisions on the College Campus Under the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act Wednesday, August 10th 2016.
CASI (Certified Access Specialist Institute)
CASI Presidents Message by Bill Zellmer – ‘Code Users’, ‘Code Geeks’ and ‘Code Sudoku’. From time to time I find myself torn between the world . . . Read More
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 CalCasp Academy is September 26th thru 29th in Ontario, Ca. Registration is open More info Here
Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco
Accessibility Survey Academy Project (ASAP) Tuesday, August 23 through Thursday, August 25 Location: ILRCSF- 825 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94103. This training is FREE of charge. A certificate of completion will be provided to all participants who complete the training. Participants will also be provided with a free set of surveying tools. To RSVP for this training, or to request a reasonable accommodation please contact Fiona Hinze by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 415-543-6222,ext. 1106 by Tuesday, August 16.
DSA Has announced upcoming CASp classes:
September 13, 2016 – San Diego
September 14, 2016 – San Diego
September 15, 2016 – San Diego
September 26, 2016 – Palo Alto
September 16, 2016 – San Diego
September 28, 2016 – Palo Alto
If you have any questions or need assistance with DSA registration, please contact Larry Meade at Laurence.Meade@dgs.ca.gov.
AVA Central Valley
September 27th, 2016 / Accessibility Compliance – How to Avoid Costly Mistakes/ 5 HSW
Instructor: Bill Zellmer, AIA and special guest, Glenn Gall, AIA of OSHPDThis seminar is an advanced-level class which will present a methodical analysis of Chapter 11B of the California Building Code through case-studies of actual projects. This seminar will use pictures and floor plans to clarify the code requirements with an emphasis on how to avoid costly mistakes and possible legal action. TIME: Door opens at 8:30 am, class begins at 9 am and runs until approximately 2:30 pm. COST: AIA Members, $100 (+svc fee) Non-members $150 (+svc fee) Click Her for the flyer or AIACV Website
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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