A quick episode this week from the CalCasp Academy in Ontario, Ca. Join Paul & Mark for a lunchtime chat with a few of our attendees talking ADA.
ADA Now Fall 2016 Issue – Special Accessible Voting Issue Released Today adanow_accessible_voting
DOJ Settles with 30 Hop Restaurant and Bar in Iowa to Resolve Americans with Disabilities Act Violations
The Justice Department filed a proposed consent decree today with 30 Hop restaurant and bar in Coralville, Iowa, resolving claims that the establishment violated the new construction requirements of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The ADA requires newly constructed facilities to comply with the ADA Standards for Accessible Design. 30 Hop, which opened for business in 2014, is a newly constructed multi-story restaurant and bar with a rooftop patio. The department’s complaint alleges that 30 Hop does not provide an accessible route to the rooftop patio or lower level, has an inaccessible entrance, has no accessible dining tables and has inaccessible bathrooms.
“All newly constructed restaurants and bars must be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. “We commend the owners of 30 Hop for cooperating with the Justice Department and for taking swift action to remedy the alleged ADA violations.”
Under the consent decree, which is subject to court approval, the owners of 30 Hop will, among other things, install an elevator between the ground floor and rooftop patio, install a platform lift between the ground floor and the lower level, provide accessible dining surfaces in each area of the restaurant and bar, provide closed risers on the staircase to the rooftop patio, increase the maneuvering clearance at the entrance door, bring the bathrooms into compliance with the ADA requirements for newly constructed facilities, pay a $17,500 civil penalty and pay $3,500 to compensate an individual with a disability who is not able to access the rooftop patio.
The agreement will last for two years. To learn more about the ADA, call the Justice Department’s toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 or 800-514-0383 (TDD), or visit www.ada.gov. 30 Hop Complaint 30 Hop Consent Decree
U.S. Access Board Webinar: Accessible Signage – A Refresher (October 6)
The next webinar in the U.S. Access Board’s free monthly series will take place October 6 from 2:30 – 4:00 (ET) and provide a refresher on requirements for signs in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards. The session will address visual access, tactile signs, required access symbols and other pictograms.
For more information or to register, visit www.accessibilityonline.org. 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. The webinar series is hosted by the ADA National Network in cooperation with the Board. Archived copies of previous Board webinars are available on the site.
Accessibility Professionals Association (APA) Annual Conference & Expo – Feb 1-3, 2017 in Round Rock, TX – near Austin More Info Here
DSA Has announced upcoming CASp classes:
October 4, 2016 – Los Angeles
October 5, 2016 – Los Angeles
September 26, 2016 – Palo Alto
October 6, 2016 – Los Angeles
September 28, 2016 – Palo Alto
October 7, 2016 – Los Angeles
If you have any questions or need assistance with DSA registration, please contact Larry Meade at Laurence.Meade@dgs.ca.gov.
AIA 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 OSHPD This 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 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
ADA Coordinator Conference– Plano, Texas October, 18-19, 2016
This 2-day event will be held at the Capital One Regional Campus . The conference will offer a variety of sessions and feature speakers from the U.S.Department of Justice, EEOC, and other nationally recognized ADA experts. Registration is open to the public. In addition, ACTCP members will have an opportunity to obtain both foundation and elective level credits towards their program completion. Seating is very limited. Registration for this event is only $225 through Sep. 26th. Event Info
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
For more Education & Training Opportunites, please check the CORADA Calendar Here
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