The Great Lakes ADA Center now offers self paced webinars approved for Continuing Education Credits.
The following sessions have been approved for 1.5 contact hours for AIA and Great Lakes ADA Center’s
Certificate of Attendance. Due to the verification process, the criteria to earn Continuing Education
credit requires that you view the entire webinar in addition to completing the Pre- and Post-Test in
one continuous sitting. If you stop at anytime, whether during the video or in a test, you must start the process again.
Please click on the session you would like to watch for continuing education credit.
- Accessibility Standards: "The Basics"
(Originally aired April 05, 2012)
Whether you follow the 2010 ADA Standard or the Architectural Barriers Act Standard, the application of the "building block" provisions contained in Chapter 3 are critical in designing accessible elements and spaces. These provisions provide criteria for ground and floor surfaces, turning spaces, clear floor and ground spaces, knee and toe clearances, protruding objects, reach ranges, and operable parts. This session will review how to apply these criteria and provide guidance on some common errors in design.
- Accessible Routes (including doors and entrances)
(Originally aired October 07, 2010)
Accessible routes are a key component of accessibility for people with disabilities. They ensure accessible circulation throughout sites and facilities and access to various elements and spaces. This session will review components of accessible routes in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Guidelines, including walking surfaces, doors, ramps, curb ramps, elevators, and other means of vertical access.
- Accessible Toilet and Bathing Facilities
(Originally aired March 04, 2010)
Access to toilet and bathing facilities is the subject of many technical inquiries received by the Board. This session will review scoping and technical requirements for toilet and bathrooms. Illustrations and diagrams will be used to explain how various specifications apply and relate, including those for clear floor space, required clearances and fixtures and doors, and turning space.
- Accessible Doors and Maneuvering Clearances
(Originally aired June 02, 2011)
Doors are required to be accessible in nearly every building and facility covered by the 2010 ADA Standard or the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standard. This session will review in detail the maneuvering clearances for accessible doors using images and animations to better explain the rationale behind these provisions. Other provisions that address criteria for recessed doors, automatic doors, doors in a series, and door hardware are among the topics to be covered in this session.
- Impact of the 2010 ADA Standards on the Design and Construction of Lodging Facilities Part I
(Originally aired February 15, 2012)
This session is the first of a 2 part session that will provide an overview of how changes in the accessibility requirements under the 2010 ADA Standards will impact lodging facilities. Discussion will include obligations for on-going barrier removal and review the safe harbor provisions.
- Impact of the 2010 ADA Standards on the Design and Construction of Lodging Facilities Part II
(Originally aired February 22, 2012 )
The second part of this program will focus on the 2010 ADA Standards with specific emphasis on swimming pools, spas, exercise facilities and any additional recreation areas provided by lodging facilities are impacted and the obligations to address the accessibility of existing facilities.
- Accessible Assembly Areas
(Originally aired June 5, 2014)
A review of the assembly area standards affecting wheelchair spaces, companion seats, and designated aisle seats in the 2010 ADA Accessibility Standards and the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standard. Representatives from the Department of Justice, Disability Rights Section discuss additional changes made to the ADA regulation affecting wheelchair space dispersion, accessible route connections, and other changes related to assembly areas.
Please check back for additional sessions to be added periodically to this series.