We are back in the studio this week from a great week at our Academy in Ontario, Ca. Thanks to all those that attended. This week we have several questions related to Housing Accessibility, a few updates and training opportunities coming up in October as well as the ADA Product Spotlight of the Week.
Questions answered this episode:
Dave – Hi Paul and Mark. A couple questions regarding housing. I have a project I am consulting on and sliding patio doors are in question. If the patio door is not a required exit nor on the accessible route and only accesses a private patio, do you consider that a secondary exterior door? Second, figure 11A-8K shows the vertical rise allowable from the interior floor to the top of the threshold at 3/4″. I’m assuming that this increased height is to accommodate sliding glass doors. Am I correct? If this is the case, can that 3/4″ height be vertical as in a slider track? The figure shows a slope to it (with no rise/run shown), so that seems a little confusing. Finally, do you know of any manufacturers of sliding glass doors that are specifically designed to meet the threshold requirements for CBC and ADA? I found Milgard, but the don’t have cut sheets showing specifically what the design profile is.
John – Hoping for some clarification on Multistory dwelling unit requirements. 1102A.3.1 Multistory apartments or condominiums without an elevator, requires at least one powder room or bathroom on the primary entry level. 1102A.3.2 Multistory dwelling units with an elevator, requires a powder room or bathroom on the primary entry level AND a kitchen on the primary entry level. Does this seem backward? Shouldn’t a kitchen be required on the primary entry level of a multistory dwelling that does NOT have an elevator? Furthermore, 1133A.1 Kitchens, requires kitchens to be on an accessible route. This would imply that a kitchen is required on the primary entry level of a multistory dwelling unit without an elevator. Please clarify. If a kitchen is not required on the primary entry level of a multistory dwelling without an elevator, does the kitchen have to be accessible per 1133A? Also, I wonder why the code does not require at least one bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen on the primary entry level of a multistory dwelling unit with or without an elevator. Please advise.
Roger – Have you had any experience with the Safety Step Detectable Warning Product http://safetysteptd.com/ – I have a client that is planning to use it over existing asphalt and my experience is that most products don’t adhere well to asphalt. The particular product they are looking at is Powerbond peel & stick manufactured by safety step
James – Are there maximums and minimums for the viewing hole height in an apartment entry door? I have seen doors with two viewers (one high and one low), and doors with just the high viewer. What are the requirements?
ADA Product Spotlight of the Week: Mighty Mat
ADA Now Fall 2016 Issue – Special Accessible Voting Issue Released Today adanow_accessible_voting
DOJ Issues a Letter of Findings For the University of California at Berkeley
The Department investigated the accessibility of UC Berkeley’s free audio and video content available to the public on UC Berkeley’s YouTube channel and iTunes U 2 platform as well as its Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offered on the edX learning management platform (UC BerkeleyX); collectively, we refer to audio and video content and MOOCs as “online content.” More Info Here
CASI Fall 2016 Workshop – CASp Report Writing And Techniques
Get ready for another CASI Workshop. We’ve listened to member feedback and are excited to bring you a seminar on CASp Reports. A variety of local CASI members will host an informative workshop focusing on CASp Reports and CRASCA regulations. A detailed look at report requirements, core components, formatting options, and more will be explored. The workshop will include examples of reports from several CASI members including CalCasp, Evan Terry Associates, and others. More Info
SoCal Fall Workshop in Norwalk, CA
Friday, October 21, 2016
NorCal Fall Workshop in Sacramento, CA
Friday, October 28, 2016
Webinar Fall Workshop (Online)
Friday, October 28, 2016
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.
Upcoming APA Trainings! Houston Regional Training- 4 or 8 hr option – 10/21/2016 Houston, TX More Info Here
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
October 6, 2016 – Los Angeles
October 7, 2016 – Los Angeles
Nov. 3, 2016 – San Diego
Nov. 9, 2016 – Palo Alto
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 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
Fall 2016 ADA National Conference October 17-20, 2016
Sheraton Mission Valley San Diego Hotel
1433 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108
Providing current case law, best practices, policy examples, and reasonable answers to trending and complex ADA situations. Current ADA library on USB drive with registration. 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
ADA Shop Talk Sponsored By:
BlueDAG- Accessibility Inspection and Plan Reviews at Your Fingertips
CalCasp – Your online Accessibility Training & Education Resource