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Questions answered this episode:
Yuri -Hello thank you for having this ADA shop talk – great show! I understand DOJ separates the requirements for ATMs into (2) categories: structural elements and communication. I also understand ALL ATMs have to comply with the communication requirements of the 2010 Standards, however, can you please confirm that the structural elements (i.e. reach ranges) do fall under the safe harbor? For example, if an ATM for the bank was built in compliance with the 1991 Standards with a max. reach height of 54″ above the finished floor, and no other modifications to the building are being made, the reach range of 54″ is acceptable to remain as is. Thank you,
Jeff – A city installed the compliant curb ramp 6 months ago at this location. The city also included the new ramp leading into a professional medical office. So the city has brought the curb ramp into compliance but did not include the commercial facilities front entry compliance. This site may not have been in full compliance before the new curb ramp, but now they have made it worse, placing my client into possible future litigation. I thought that as a CASp and city officials are trying to make things better for everyone by increasing accessibility and removing the liability. Do I or my client confront the city? Your thoughts. Thank you
Ted – We have a private company that has leased a single family home for the purpose of running a sober living facility out of it. They have anywhere from 5-10 clients who stay there for a few weeks as they go through the recovery process, then a few weeks later they cycle through another group of those going through recovery and so on. At a few thousand dollars per head, I anticipate these types facilities will continue to expand. Would these homes need to be made accessible and comply with federal and (or) state regulations? Thanks!
Peter – Is a 60″ or T-shape turning space required in this small retail sweet shop within a hotel built in 2005?
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News, Updates & Trainings
California Commission On Disability Access (CCDA) – Meeting January 11th, 2017 Department Of Rehabilitation, 721 Capitol Mall Room 242, 2nd Floor Sacramento, Ca 95814
DSA Summary of 2016 California Building Code Changes for Accessibility provides a brief overview of the changes to definitions (Chapter 2) and accessibility provisions (Chapter 11B) and includes new scoping and technical provisions specific to electric vehicle charging stations. This document and related accessibility publications are located on DSA’s Access Materials web page. Please direct any questions to Ida Clair, Principal Architect at (916) 322-2490 or Ida.firstname.lastname@example.org.
DSA Announced the Project Type for the Feb. 2017 Open Book CASp Exam The project type for the open book portion of the Certified Access Specialist (CASp) examination on Feb. 8, 2017, is the new construction of a public housing facility for individuals 55 and older. A List of Reference Materials is available. Details on the next CASp examination are as follows: Feb. 8, 2017 — Oakland 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 Jan. 9, 2017. Additional Exams The following exam dates and locations are tentative and not yet available for registration: June 28, 2017: Sacramento and Riverside October 11, 2017: Oakland and Anaheim
CalCasp Academy Dates Confirmed for April 3rd. 4th. 5th & 6th 2017 in Sacramento. (Registration will open in January)
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