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Capitol Correspondence - 02.11.20

Educating Your Community: Webinar on Accessibility Requirements when Altering / Expanding Facilities

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As announced by the U.S. Access Board:

U.S. Access Board Webinar: Scoping Requirements in the ADA and ABA Standards for Alterations and Additions – Chapter 2 (March 5)

Determining what is required to be accessible when a facility is altered or expanded can be a challenge under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA). The next webinar in the U.S. Access Board’s free monthly series will take place March 5 from 2:30 – 4:00 (ET) and will cover how to apply the ADA and ABA Standards to planned alterations and additions. Presenters will clarify common sources of confusion, including what type of work constitutes an “alteration,” how the scope of work determines application, the provisions for primary function areas and accessible paths of travel, historic facilities, and technical infeasibility.

Visit www.accessibilityonline.org for more information or to register. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the live webinar.

This is the third session in a year-long monthly series that will review the ADA and ABA Standards chapter by chapter. Previous webinars are available in the webinar archives. Future sessions will cover:

• Chapter 3: Building Blocks (April 2)
• Chapter 4: Accessible Routes (May 7)
• Chapter 5: General Site and Building Elements (June 4)
• Chapter 6: Plumbing Elements and Facilities (July 2)
• Chapter 7: Communication Elements and Features
• Chapter 8: Special Rooms, Spaces, and Elements – Part 1 (September 3)
• Chapter 8: Special Rooms, Spaces, and Elements – Part 2 (October 1)
• Chapter 9: Built-In Elements (November 5)
• Chapter 10: Recreation Facilities (December 3)

The webinar series is hosted by the ADA National Network in cooperation with the Board. Webinar attendees can earn continuing education credits.”