Massachusetts Code Official Continuing Education Course: 2010 ADA Standards: Building Blocks and Special Elements
The ADA is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life; to enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in state and local government programs and services. The 2010 Standards set minimum requirements – both scoping and technical – for newly designed and constructed, or altered state and local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.
This four hour online video course covers the third, fourth, fifth and eighth chapters of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. The material for this course is presented by simple narration and power point video presentation, including on-site, real world video examples in various accessible buildings used by both the public and private sector.
After completing this course participants will be able to:
- Be able recognize what exterior components can, and should comply with ADA standards.
- Identify the ADA requirements for proper maneuvering space, clearance and accessible routes.
- Outline at least one design strategy based on ADA standards for the construction of either a public or private building.
- Summarize the options available to the design or building professional when designing a facility per the requirements of the ADA Standards.
Chapter 3: Building Blocks
Lesson One 301-304.4 (25 minutes)
1. Floor and Ground Surfaces
2. Changes in Level
3. Turning Space
Lesson Two 305-309 (25 minutes)
1. Clear Floor or Ground Space
2. Knee and Toe Clearance
3. Protruding Objects
4. Reach Ranges
5. Operable Parts
Chapter 4: Accessible Routes
Lesson One 401-404.2.11 (35 minutes)
2. Accessible Routes
3. Walking Surfaces
4. Doors, Doorways, and Gates
Lesson Two 404.3 -407.4.1 (35 minutes)
2. Curb Ramps
Chapter 5: General Site & Building Elements
Lesson One 501- 505.10.3 (35 minutes)
1. Parking Spaces
2. Passenger Loading Zones
Chapter 8: Special Rooms, Spaces and Elements
Lesson One 801-806.3.2 (35 minutes)
1. Wheelchair Spaces, Companion Seats, and Designated Aisle Seats
2. Dressing, Fitting, and Locker Rooms
3. Kitchens and Kitchenettes
4. Medical Care and Long-Term Facilities
5. Transient Lodging Guest Rooms
Lesson Two 807- 811.4 (35 minutes)
1. Holding Cells and Housing Cells
3. Residential Dwelling Units
4. Transportation Facilities
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