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Buildings should be accessible to every human being. The Access Committee advocates for equity and socially sustainable, universal design. We work hard to ensure building regulations and codes maximize accessibility.

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Committee Chairs
Josh Safdie AIA / jsafdie@kmaccess.com
Emmanuel Andrade / emmanuel.andrade@state.ma.us
The Access Committee is part of the Advocacy Commission.

Upcoming Events

January 24, 2018 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Learning Not to Walk with Todd Hanson AIA and Anne Weidman Todd Hanson AIA shares his experiences when a rare neuromuscular disease took...

Updates

Share your feedback on the Proposed Changes to 521 CMR Based on numerous requests at our March meeting, the BSA Access...
Co-chairs Emmanuel Andrade and Josh Safdie are actively reaching out to past and current BSA members with an interest in...
The Access Committee has two exciting opportunities this fall, but time and  location varies from our usual.  Mark...
The Access Image Library is a collection of peer-reviewed best practices images. Through the link below, projects with...

Past Events

March 23, 2016 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
The Proposed Changes to 521 CMR:  an Access Committee Conversation As many are aware, the long-awaited proposed changes to 521 CMR are now...
February 24, 2016 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
RfR 2.0: creating a lasting legacy The BSA/AIA’s Renovate for Recovery (RfR) initiative was established in the weeks after the Boston Marathon...
January 27, 2016 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Accessibility Compliance:  “Pro Tips” from the DCAMM Statewide Accessibility Initiative Join Emmanuel Andrade, co-chair of the...
October 28, 2015 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Please join the BSA Access Committee on Wednesday 10/28 at 12:00pm for our regularly-scheduled monthly meeting.  This month, we welcome Anita...
September 30, 2015 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Please join new co-chairs Emmanuel Andrade and Josh Safdie for a focused conversation regarding past successes and future directions for the...
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