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Stepping Thru Interior Elements & Access

DESCRIPTION

Once you step thru the door into the building interior you encounter different elements, each with its own parameters, and all connected by a circulation path. There are requirements not only for the item itself but also how it relates to the facility as a whole. Whether furniture or cabinetry, drinking fountains or sinks, machines or telephones, desk/table or counter seating, all are overlaid with their own requirements relating to reach ranges, clear floor space, and operating force. We will review a number of these elements regarding their technical and scoping requirements to better increase our language and understanding for accessible design.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand the scoping and technical requirements for various interior components including seating, counters, kitchenettes, & controls
  • Review reach range and clear floor space requirements for different elements and their relationship to the accessible route
  • Learn about the requirements for adjacency and dispersion within a space or a building
  • Overview lighting parameters in our environment, and its impact on health and aging

typically 5 hours for the full seminar

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“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.”

– Eric Sifuentes, CASp, Nacht & Lewis


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– Craig R. Smith AIA, CRSA Architecture


“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