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“The most comprehensive and thorough compilation of accessibility information I have encountered.”

Richard Halloran, CASp, Secretary of the San Francisco Access Appeals Commission

Second Edition

A compilation from the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards and the 2013 California Building Code

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The best resource for creating and compiling your own Accessibility details and specifications for any facility required to meet the ADA Standards …

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 with a color-coded overlay of the 2013 California Building Codes, including the sourcing information for both. Since each detail and specification is color-coded for portions that pertain only to California, it is also a valuable tool and resource for all areas of the country that need to comply with the ADA.

Who is this book meant for? Architects, landscape architects, interior designers, civil engineers, facility managers, plan checkers, building inspectors, contractors, and anyone else involved in the built environment.

How do I use it? As a resource for creating and compiling your own details and specifications for any project that falls under the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards as well as California projects for public buildings, places of public accommodation, and commercial facilities.

What is included?

  • More than 110 details on Accessibility for public buildings, places of public accommodation, and commercial buildings
  • Now expanded to over 150 pages with details, sourcing materials, and index
  • Color coded for portions applicable to California only
  • An additional online option for the ebook with updates 

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Praise for Stepping Thru Accessibility – Second Edition

The most comprehensive and thorough compilation of accessibility information I have encountered in my career as both a building inspector and an accessibility instructor. This book has proven to be an excellent tool for both design professionals and inspectors who deal with accessibility at any level.

– Richard Halloran, CASp
Secretary of the San Francisco Access Appeals Commission

The best ‘Accessibility Graphic Standards’ out on the market. Architects, designers, building officials will have up-to-date ADA and CBC requirements blended into one document with illustrations delineating the requirements and the tools to implement accessible spaces in their buildings.

– Edward Takahashi, FAIA, CCS, Monterey Park, CA

First let me say that you have done a superlative job with your “book.” I particularly like the format with the source page following the text and graphics. For a novice this will be a great resource; everything is in essentially the same place for all subjects. The CBC may well earn a place keeping other code books company and only used as an infrequent reference. You have done an outstanding job. Congratulations!

– Richard T Conrad, FAIA, Architect, retired DSA Principal Architect

From a Field inspector’s point of view I find the new 2013 CBC/2010 ADA update version of ‘Stepping Through Accessible Details’ to be a great tool I can use every day for inspections/surveys. I have purchased other products and found this ‘Book’ to be the best. Its accuracy and clarity make it user friendly for both me and my customers. I recommend ‘The Book’ to anyone who is serious about accessibility.

– Jerry Thorne, CASp, Building Inspector II, City of Gilroy

Ms Kent’s new book is a tremendous asset to those involved in accessibility in the building industry. It is a wonderful compendium of information assimilating the 2010 ADA with the 2013 CBC including references to all of the source material used in the creation of her details. While she leans this book towards projects located in California, because she color codes items that are California only, it is a valuable resource for projects elsewhere. The details are actually more relevant than the Architectural Graphic Standards, in my opinion, due to the actual integration of accessible solutions where code compliance matters. I highly recommend this reference book for all who review and make decisions for buildings, sites, and facilities!

– Michael Mankin, Architect, Certified Access Specialist

Janis Kent’s book, Stepping Thru Accessible Details, is an outstanding reference which we refer to on a regular basis. As an educator, her seminars always show an unparalleled command and thorough understanding of the subject matter. Through her books and seminars, Ms. Kent has been an exceptional asset to the architectural profession, and she has assisted many architects and non-architects alike in achieving and maintaining the highest professional standards with difficult code related subjects.

– Matthew O’Brien, Associate Architect, City of San Jose


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