The 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design” Training Program Abstract:
On Friday, July 23, 2010, Attorney General Eric Holder signed final regulations revising the Department of Justice’s ADA regulations, including its ADA Standards for Accessible Design. Compliance with the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design is permitted as of September 15, 2010, and required effective March 15, 2012. Are you familiar with these changes to the new design standards? If not, you may be interested in having Accessibility Service conduct the training for your firm contact Abby Fitzsimmons at 718-803-3782, extension 7207 or

Given this update to the ADA regulations, a number of stakeholders should attend this upcoming training program, including: architects, building owners, municipal managers, ADA coordinators, and finally, anyone charged with determining if the built environment complies with ADA accessibility requirements. This seminar will provide attendees with an overview of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. Specifically, this course will focus on: problem application areas in commercial facilities, accessibility requirements in existing facilities, accessibility requirements to and within special occupancies such as assembly areas, employee work areas, and press boxes. We will also focus on the new guidelines for toilet rooms and other aspects of the built environment. The major differences between the 1991 ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) and the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design will be highlighted throughout the presentation.

Topics that will be covered:

  • Effective dates for the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
  • Information on the development process associated with the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
  • A review of the format/layout of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
  • Major differences between 1991 ADAAG and the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design – including information on how the 2010 Standards have been harmonized with model building codes (IBC and ANSI A117.1). Specific topics covered will include:
    1. Building Blocks of Accessibility (clear floor space, reach range requirements, protruding objects, etc…)
    2. Interior & Exterior Accessible Routes (including accessible doors)
    3. Accessible Parking
    4. Options for Vertical Accessibility (ramps, elevators, lifts)
    5. Toilet Room Accessibility
    6. Special Occupancy Requirements (employee work areas, press boxes, places of assembly)
    7. New Requirements for Recreation Facilities

Continuing Education Credits:

  • AIA members will receive AIA/CES Learning Units applicable towards HSW credit (Program length will dictate the number of LU’s provided for the course).
  • Other individuals will receive a Certificate of Attendance for their continuing education reporting needs.

About Accessibility Services:

This program is sponsored by the Accessibility Services Program of United Spinal Association ( Accessibility Services provides consulting services devoted exclusively to making our built environment accessible to people with disabilities. Our goal is to assist property owners and designers as they navigate the myriad of accessibility requirements that apply to any given facility – both at the state and federal levels – via plan review services, site assessments and training. Our group of professionals, including certified accessibility specialists, plan examiners, attorneys, architects and code enforcement officials is skilled in applying state (building code requirements) and federal accessibility requirements, including The Americans with Disabilities Act, The Fair Housing Act & Section 504 of the Rehab Act, to your project.