Join us for this week’s questions and updates and a couple of cool “Peep Hole” solutions from Jim Terry.
Questions answered this episode:
Anne – ADA and registered historic sites: I have a historic site that we are upgrading. It contains a large area of park space and paths. Does the ADA address the gray area between existing historic features and accessibility for users. Is there an option to provide some accessible paths while maintaining others? Is there an actual code section addressing this?
Lane – If the ADA parking stall is next to a curb, do you measure from curb face to inside line or do you include the full width of the line in measurement?
Dave – Hi guys. I have some confusion over the whole visibility issue for housing. I know this is Paul’s forte, so hopefully he can help me with my confusion. In multi-family housing with some government funding involved, does a unit that has an entry on the first floor and stairs going straight up to the living space (within the unit) need to have a powder room at that entry level? Can it have steps up to the exterior landing prior to entering the unit? There are other fully accessible and adaptable units on the first floor that are compliant. The minimum number of required accessible units are met.
Jim Terry – I love ADA ShopTalk. You guys somehow always manage to turn technical subjects into easy listening. I don’t have a question but a discussion: You mentioned that, in your opinion, peep holes for doors should be no lower than 43″ based on the viewing window maximum height. A better reference for the low dimension might be 707.7.1 ATM screen visibility at 40″. Remember that panic hardware is supposed to be mounted at 42″ AFF so that may have affected the maximum height of the view panels. Also, in deciding where to put that hole, it might be helpful to consider that wheelchair user eye heights are not well researched but the 1991 ADA Standards used 43″-51″ AFF in the appendix. Also, the typical height of little people puts their “typical” eye heights as low as 27-28″ AFF. Also, it’s difficult to do a side approach for many wheelchair users in most door alcoves and people who have quadriplegia can seldom lean over to look through a peephole at any height. So, I recommend a product that provides a viewing screen that can easily be seen from a distance at a variety of heights. Consider the DoorScope and the Yale Digital Door Viewer. Both work for a wide variety of people. Details on Corada.com under “peephole.”
ADA Product Spotlight of the Week:
ADA Now Fall 2016 Issue – Special Accessible Voting Issue Released Today adanow_accessible_voting
“Structured Negotiation: A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits” Book by Lainey Feingold Now Available
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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
This session will focus on untangling the web of laws that address access to housing, including the Architectural Barriers Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Presenters will engage in a more “advanced” level discussion of how the design requirements of these laws apply and review requirements in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Guidelines for residential dwelling units. Participants interested in this session are encouraged to review archived sessions on this topic for a review of the basic provisions.
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
When: October 21st, 2016 7:30 AM through 3:30 AM
Location: 2210 San Joaquin Street, Fresno, CA
Cost: $30 Member or Non-member
2 Workshops: All-Day or Half-day
5 Hours CEU: AIA HSW/LU – CASp Renewal – CA. Architectural License Renewal
*Parking Available and close to Downtown Fresno Amtrak Station / No Lunch Provided
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
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