AccessibilityOnline is conducting monthly webinars on accessibility as a collaborative training program between the ADA National Network and the US Access Board. The 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design were recently approved, and the revised standards will be the topic of the next webinar. The webinar is scheduled for September 2nd, 2010, from 1:30-4:00 ET. Here’s a description of the presentation from their website:
On July 26th, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released updated regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The new regulations update DOJ’s ADA Accessibility Standards which govern the construction and alteration of facilities covered by the ADA, including places of public accommodation, commercial facilities, and state and local government facilities. The new standards are based on revised minimum guidelines previously established by the Access Board. DOJ representatives will review the changes in the regulations, including effective dates for new construction and alterations, provisions for existing facilities, and other topics related to the implementation of the 2010 standards. Access Board staff will follow with an overview of the major changes in the scoping and technical provisions in the updated standards, highlighting 10 of the most common questions. An open question and answer session will provide an opportunity for session participants to interact with Access Board accessibility specialists.
The October 7th session is on accessible routes including doors and entrances. I plan to attend both sessions and I will report back on any new information. The presentations are free, and AIA CEU certificates are available for a $25 fee. Here’s a link in case you’re interested in participating.