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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.

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

February 22, 2017 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Please join the BSA Access Committee on Wednesday, February 22 at noon for our regularly-scheduled monthly meeting.  This month, we welcome...
January 19, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In a 2010 study, the City of Boston found that the number of wheelchair accessible units in the city would accommodate only 1/5 of the 50,000 residents who need them. As the mayor’s office actively pursues an “innovation” agenda in housing, what efforts can be made to address this critical shortfall? Join the BSA Access Committee and local disability advocates, policy makers, and designers for a panel discussion about the potential—and limitations—that the trend toward compact living present for residents of all ages and abilities.

For those who qualify, 2 LUs are available.

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September 28, 2016 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Universal Design for Homes Universal Design is an approach to design that engages the diversity of human ability as a fundamental design parameter....
April 27, 2016 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Construction Monitoring for FHA Compliance A compliant set of construction documents is just the first step toward delivering a compliant building to...
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...
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