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Access Committee

February 27, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Price: This meeting is free and open to all
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Suite 200, Boston

Access Committee

Accessibility Compliance: “Pro Tips” from the DCAMM Statewide Accessibility Initiative

Join Emmanuel Andrade, co-chair of the Access Committee and Project Manager at DCAMM’s Statewide Accessibility Initiative, for a presentation on critical but often misunderstood issues in accessibility compliance for public projects. During this 60-minute session, Emmanuel will:

- Clarify some of the most common myths about accessibility compliance
- Discuss elements that are often overlooked during design and construction
- Bring forward code requirements that are "hidden" in 521 CMR, including the definition of building
- Compare parallel requirements of 521 CMR and the ADA to help understand which are more stringent, and therefore binding
- Provide tips on how to apply for a successful variance with the MAAB

Please invite your colleagues and consultants! Lunch will be provided, but please RSVP in advance.

For those who qualify, 1.5 LU/HSWs are available.

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