Accessibility Compliance Consulting
We consult with Architects, Building Owners, Developers, Property Managers, Attorneys and Tenants, for accessibility issues with both the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards (ADAS) and the California Building Codes (CBC).
Seminars & Training for Organizations & Groups
We provide professional seminars and customized presentations intended to help your team, company, or professional organization get educated about important accessibility subjects that affect your business.
“Thank you. I sat in during the seminar and it was fantastic. The sound was clear and you re-asked the questions so the webinar folks understood. The back and forth with the audience was lively but to the point. I just wanted to send a note and thank you again – your draw is huge, expertise on point, and I can’t thank you enough.”
“Janis is our go-to person whenever issues requiring interpretation of CBC/ADA arise. She is knowledgable, thorough and being an architect herself helps her better understand the challenges we face implementing the ever more detailed accessibility requirements.”
“Your book, in my opinion, is the authority as a reference resource. I read, re-read and referred back to it many times. It is filled with highlights, underlines and notes… I downloaded your e-books and purchased the Multi-Family Reference Matrices. I just love reading all of your materials, very informative.”
“Wanted to thank you for a thorough and comprehensive seminar this past Friday. Of all the 5 hour seminars I have suffered through, yours was clearly in a class by itself with zero suffering involved. I do plan to recommend this seminar to my colleagues up this way to put on their radar.”
“I have always enjoyed and been highly interested in your publications and seminars over the years. Your publications are required reading by all my staff and are a given contribution to the success of our designs.”
As an architect and wheelchair rider, I’ve read your blogs over the years, and from that and your book which our office just got, I can see that you really “get it” when it comes to accessibility. Not only are your assessments technically complete, but your tips and suggestions are practical and insightful. Keep up the good work.
“I’ve found that the seminars and webinars that Stepping Thru Accessibility offers are the most comprehensive and of the highest quality available. I have always gained very useful and practical information on a wide range of accessibility topics with Janis’s seminars/webinars; highly recommended for anyone with an interest in accessibility.”
Publications, Tools, and Resources
ADA in Details: Interpreting the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design
ADA in Details provides visual interpretations of the ADA Standards for Accessible Design in a user-friendly format packed with practical design details.
Multi-Family Reference Matrices
Don’t miss these new multi-family dwelling unit comparative guides of codes and federal regulations for kitchen and bathroom design.
NEWAccessibility eBook Series
Curated collection of articles exploring accessibility for restaurants & bars, hotels & transients lodging, and restrooms.
Upcoming Seminar Events
Stepping Thru Accessibility seminars are held through professional and private organizations. They are a perfect way to earn educational credits and deepen your knowledge of specific accessibility-related topics. Seminars are held across the country and online.
AIA National 2020 Conference – WE303: Designing for Access & Aging in Residential Kitchens
AIA National 2020 Conference – TH207: So Expert, Solve This Accessibility Problem in a Commercial Building!
Inquire About Private Seminars
Janis Kent is available for booking of public or private seminars. For more information, contact us.
Stepping Thru Accessibility Blog
January 5, 2020
Any restaurant that has on-site food consumption, regardless of size, is required to have toilet rooms for the public and consumers. This article is based on the revised code effective January 1, 2019 and incorporates some of the earlier requirements.