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ADA Paths - Part 1 - No One Left Behind (5 credit hours/5 HSW Hours)
In September of 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice published the “2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design,” a comprehensive set of standards about designing buildings to facilitate their use by the handicapped. The publication contained two parts, one establishing accessibility laws for facilities built with public funds, and one providing guidelines for public buildings built by private entities. Since that time, numerous model codes, building codes and published standards have been released, based in part or in whole on those standards, creating some confusion as to what exactly is required.  
 
The standards themselves have been grouped into nine categories of information, roughly following the path used to gain access to and use facilities. This course is an overview of the first one portion of the guidelines and their intent. It begins with the creation of the standards and their applicability as regulations. The rest then focuses on additional standards addressing accessible parking facilities and accessible building entryways. Guidelines for paths through buildings are laid out, as well as changes needed to continue using specific space. It covers making it possible for the disabled to get parked, get inside and navigate inside our structures.  
 
Hopefully, the resulting information will be of use in designing public accommodations and commercial facilities, making them readily accessible to, and usable by individuals with disabilities.
Paul Spite
An understanding of the difference between accessibility laws mandated for buildings constructed using governmental funds, accessibility guidelines for buildings built by private entities for public use, and practical exceptions to both    
 
Design principles to ensure parking facilities accommodate use by the handicapped  
 
An overview of the importance of providing accessible routes between parking facilities and building points of entry  
 
Materials and methods to construct walking surfaces allowing easy passage and use by the handicapped, including stairs and ramps.   
 
An overview of design principles resulting in making vertical transportation equipment, like lifts and elevators, of better use to the handicapped  
 
Maneuvering clearances needed at, and between, doors and gates   
 
Turning spaces required for easy passage of those occupying mobility aids  
 
Requirements needed to prevent obstructions on, beside and above paths of travel, from preventing passage wheelchair users.  
 
Signage, signal and call devices needed to facilitate use of elevators and lifts by handicapped occupants of all descriptions  
 
Requirements for accessibility, maneuvering and clear spaces that are particular to the use of specific spaces normally found in our buildings  

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