Looking for up-to-date reference material on Access? Our reference books and materials have been compiled for ease of use with sourcing back to original regulations. Shop books and materials > Concerned if your facility is Accessible? We survey existing buildings and help you create a strategy to be Accessbile on an on-going basis. Are you an Architect or Designer plannin an alteration and have Accessibility challenges? We evealuage existing buildings, review proposed plans, and help strategize which elements need to be addressed. Are you an owner, tenant, attorney, or manager faced with accessibility concerns? Our expertise can help you formulate a plan to address issues, avoid problems, and get educated.

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  • Specialize in Accessibility, both federal and California requirements
  • Design and construction drawing evaluation
  • Facility surveys, detailed reports
  • Perform CASp inspections per California requirements
  • Research, analyze, and review questions and determinations on Access issues
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Customized Learning

Stepping Thru Accessible provides customized seminars and professional training for Architects, Civil Engineers, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects, Property Managers & Others. Topics include:
  • Doors & Gates
  • Existing Buildings
  • Parking & Passenger Drop Offs
  • Commercial Restrooms
  • And more...
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Stepping Thru Multi-Family Housing – An Overview
June 10, 2015
Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing (SCANPH)

Stepping Thru Accessible Elements in Hospitality
June 19, 2015
AIA Los Angeles

Stepping Thru Existing Buildings
June 25, 2015
ICC Orange Empire

Stepping Thru Existing Buildings
June 26, 2015
Santa Barbara

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Janis' Blog

Which Code or Regulation Applies During the Course of a Project?

June 8, 2015

Janis Kent, FAIA CASp © June, 2015 Generally when we design a project, we know what codes and regulations apply. But what happens if the project was shelved for a while and suddenly comes alive? Or for that matter what […]

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About Us

Stepping Thru Accessibility assists Building Owners, Architects, Building Officials, and Attorneys navigate today’s accessibility issues both for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as well as California Building Codes (CBC). Founded in 2009 by Janis Kent, CASp, Architect, AIA, the company offers consulting services, customized learning, professional seminars and reference materials. Learn more »

Stepping Thru Accessible Details - Second Edition

by Janis Kent CASp, Architect, FAIA

Stepping Thru Accessible Details has now been updated and expanded. The book is a compilation of over 110 architectural details and specifications based on the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards. It also features an overlay of the 2013 California Building Codes.

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