Building and life safety codes require that facilities provide accessible means of egress so that all people, including those with disabilities, can relocate and evacuate in a timely and safe manner. The 2010 ADA Accessibility Standards and the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards reference the International Building Code (IBC) for accessible means of egress. In this session, an International Code Council representative and Access Board staff will provide an overview of the minimum technical requirements for accessible means of egress in the IBC, including criteria for emergency evacuation for people with disabilities, evacuation planning, alarms, evacuation route inside and outside of the building, and signage. Presenters will also address frequently asked questions and common sources of confusion about accessible means of egress. This webinar will include video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the live webinar. Webinar attendees can earn continuing education credits.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the initial enforcement of the Section 508 Standards. This session will showcase the work of influential accessibility professionals who developed and implemented the original 508 Standards. The session will also highlight the impact the standards have had on the accessibility of information and communication technology in the United States and around the world. Invited speakers include David Capozzi, former Executive Director of the U.S. Access Board (retired); Bill Peterson, Department of Homeland Security (retired); Terry Weaver, General Services Administration (retired); John Sullivan, General Services Administration; and Sachin Pavithran, Executive Director of the U.S. Access Board. To allow more time for the speakers, there will be no live question and answer session, but registrants may submit questions in advance. This webinar will include video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning. Webinar attendees can receive a participation certificate.