Understanding the 2010 Accessibility Standards

This session will offer a graphic side-by-side comparison of the technical standards from the 1991 and the 2010 versions of the ADAAG. It will explain the timeline of the new guidelines, detailing they take effect and when they will become mandatory. The class will also cover new sections and new elements with which compliance will be required. Focus will also be given on how this affects Texas and the Texas Accessibility Standards.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Learn the history of the way the ADA changed and why the changes were made
  2. Understand the revised scoping of the ADA that affects the elements and facilities
  3. Understand the new technical standards and how they have changed from the original ADA
  4. Understand how these changes will affect existing facilities and how best to prepare for the transition

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