Seminar Info

We Offer Seminars for Architects, Civil Engineers, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects, Property Managers & Others

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.

We get many positive comments about our seminars:

“Keep the seminars going!”

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“The seminars are great and very informative. Always good info with practical application.”

“Very well organized and knowledge with the topics”

“Lots of content and presentation style is rapid fire!”

“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.”
 –Ron Bernhardt, AIA Retail Design Collaborative

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.  
–Matthew O’Brien, Architect, CASp

The following topics are available, or we can develop a customized seminar based on your specific needs.


Stepping Thru Accessible Businesses

An overview in a non-technical sense of ‘readily achievable barrier removal’ for items that need to be implemented even if no construction is being done

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Stepping Thru Hotels, Motels, Inns, & Restaurants and Access

Hotels, motels, inns, and restaurants are one of the more involved building types. Not only do guest rooms have a myriad of parameters but there are a number of other diverse elements, each with their own set of requirements found within one facility. It is not atypical to find retail and restaurants, pools and fitness rooms, business and banquet facilities not to mention valet service and hotel shuttles for even more complexity. We will review the varying requirements both from a scoping perspective and a technical viewpoint.

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Stepping Thru Toilet & Bathing Facilities – What Makes Them Accessible

An in-depth look at the technical and scoping requirements for Access and how it impacts toilet and bathing facility design, whether single-user, multi-user, or multiple single user including the requirements for each of the individual components

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Stepping Thru Circulation Paths, Accessible Routes, & Path of Travel

An in-depth look at the technical and scoping requirements for Access and how it impacts toilet and bathing facility design, whether single-user, multi-user, or multiple single user including the requirements for each of the individual components

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Stepping Thru Signage & What Makes It Accessible

One of the more important elements of navigating thru the built environment is signage — with this in-depth look at sign types and components we will be better abled to integrate signage into our language of architecture

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Stepping Thru Doors & Gates

Just about every facility has a door that can either welcome us into a building or act as a hindrance — we will review door requirements from clearances and specifications to operating hardware, including automatic opening devices

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Stepping Thru The Existing Building – Access Within & Without

An in-depth review for implementing ADAS on existing projects whether or not construction is actually scheduled – including alteration requirements for public facilities and places of public accommodation from Program Accessibility to Barrier Removal

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Stepping Thru Interior Elements & Access

An overview of different interior elements and their requirements typically encountered once you step thru the door, that can either create or interfere with an accessible environment

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Stepping Thru Accessible Public Multi-Family Residential Facilities

An overview of what is considered public multi-family residential facilities and which regulations apply along with requirements for kitchens, bathrooms, and social service center establishments

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Stepping Thru Parking, Passenger Loading, EVCS, & Their Connection to the Site

An overview of the myriad of requirements starting from the point where we are passengers and then transitioning to pedestrians whether parking, passenger drop-offs, valet service, EVCS, or transportation such as taxis, buses, or shuttles

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Stepping Thru Vertical Heights

Since the world is not flat, most buildings and facilities have some height change which can provide a challenge for access — we will review the different methods of access and the parameters for each

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Stepping Thru – Vignette Series: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations & Access

As Electric Vehicles become more prevalent, the question comes up of what to do to make them accessible and even whether or not they are required to be accessible – we will review the new California requirements

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Stepping Thru – Vignette Series: Accessible Environments As We Age

An overview of design considerations which can easily be addressed now to not only allow us to age in place later but also have others visit us whether they have issues concerning accessibility or aging

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Concerned about Accessibility?

Our expertise can help you formulate a plan to address issues, avoid problems, and get educated.

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– Craig R. Smith AIA, CRSA Architecture