Twenty five years after the ADA regulations and standards were adopted there are still many questions about how to apply them to the tens of millions of buildings and facilities they cover. Similar questions remain even 48 years after the enactment of the Architectural Barriers Act and 43 years after enactment of the Rehabilitation Act. Interest in compliance is continuing to increase throughout the country as are the court cases helping to define application of each of the laws. ADA obligations and interpretations will form the structural framework for the class, with other requirements brought in where they are different. This interactive workshop will focus on which laws, regulations, and standards apply to various project types, examine trending issues, and explore best practices and universal design concepts that improve usability for everyone. This two-day session is complemented by the one-day Fair Housing session on Friday.
INSTRUCTORS: James L.E. Terry, Evan Terry Associates, Birmingham AL; Bill Hecker, Hecker Design, Birmingham AL; Irene Bowen, Esq., ADA consultant, Silver Spring MD; Mark J. Mazz, Mark J. Mazz AIA, Hyattsville MD; Marsha K. Mazz, U.S. Access Board, Washington DC; John Wodatch, Esq., disability rights attorney, Washington DC.