Architectural Trends in Accessible Design

Thursday, December 2, 2021
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time Zone


New trends in architectural design, including those that have emerged due to the pandemic, can enhance ““ or compromise ““ accessibility. Join Access Board Accessibility Specialists who will review recent design trends that affect accessibility such as touchless controls and dispensers, sidewalk dining areas, social stairs, high-top tables, and smart environments, among others. This webinar will include video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the live webinar. Webinar attendees can learn continuing education credits.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
California Architects Board 1.5
Certificate of Attendance 1.5
ICC 1.5
LA CES 1.5


Bill Botten, Training Coordinator, Senior Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board

Juliet Shoultz, Transportation Engineer, Office of Technical and Information Services

Questions for presenters:

1 Provide clarification of Standards (voluntary?) for T-III websites, increasing source of T-III lawsuits; DOJ letter of clarification please?
2 With EV charging stations being a requirement in some places and generally becoming more prevalent, I understand that an accessible EV space can not count towards the accessible parking count. However if EV spaces are provided then one must also provide an accessible EV parking space for charging. But does an accessible EV charging space need to be provided at first occupancy or can that be provided at a future time upon request?
3 What Standards cover interactive touch activated information kiosks? What if they are in the right of way? What are the basic requirements?
4 Please discuss whether the new touchless "smart" technology will use use radiofrequency or microwave radiation or be hardwired to allow for access by those who have electromagnetic sensitivity. This population is growing and many who have EMS are finding their world is shrinking as they lose access to an increasing number of places.
5 If a bike lane is raised to sidewalk level at a bus stop and the bus boards from the street adjacent to the bus top (not a floating bus stop), can the boarding and alighting area overlap the bike lane?

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