Accessible Residential Facilities
Accessibility guidelines and standards issued under the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Housing Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act apply to residential dwelling units to ensure these facilities are accessible to people with disabilities. These laws, guidelines, and standards can be difficult to understand and lead to confusion for many design professionals, lawyers, and citizens. This session will clarify these laws and their application in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Guidelines for residential facilities. Presenters from the U.S. Access Board and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will review differences between Title II and III of the ADA and the ABA, as well as their overlap with HUD’s 504 regulations of the Rehabilitation Act. Additionally, presenters will highlight accessible design and construction requirements under the Fair Housing Act that apply broadly to most multifamily housing. The session will also cover scoping and technical requirements in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Guidelines for work surfaces, turning space, accessible routes, reach ranges, and windows in residential dwelling units. Session participants are encouraged to share their own areas of confusion and submit questions in advance of the session. Questions can also be posed during the live webinar. This webinar will include video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning. Webinar attendees can earn continuing education credits.
Continuing Education Recognition Available
|AIA HSW CES||1.5|
|California Architects Board||1.5|
|Certificate of Attendance||1.5|
Rex Pace, Senior Advisory for Accessible Design, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Scott Windley, TA Coordinator and Senior Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board
This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session, you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.
In order to register for this webinar you will need to create an account and provide, at a minimum, your name, email address, phone number, city, and country. If you do not wish to create an account, you may watch this webinar after it has been recorded. Webinars are typically posted two days after the live session. You can access previously recorded webinars on the Great Lakes ADA Center AccessibilityOnline Archives webpage. Be advised that in order to obtain continuing education credits, you must register and create an account. See Continuing Education Recognition Request Policy.