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.
(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.
(Originally aired January 9, 2020)
The ADA Standards apply nationwide to many types of facilities in the private sector and the state and local government sectors. Facilities funded by the federal government are subject to similar
standards issued under the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA). This session kicks off a year-long, chapter-by-chapter review of these standards with a focus on those sections where questions or confusion
often arise. Presenters will cover how the ADA and ABA Standards apply in new construction, alterations, and additions, dimensions for adults and children, equivalent facilitation and modifications or
waivers, construction tolerances and other conventions, referenced standards, and definitions.
Originally aired February 6, 2020
The ADA and ABA Standards provide “scoping” provisions that specify which (or how many) elements, spaces,
and rooms must comply in newly built and altered facilities. These requirements cover the required number of
accessible routes, parking spaces, entrances, restrooms, signs, and many other building elements and spaces.
Scoping provisions also exempt certain structures and spaces. This session will review scoping requirements and
exceptions in Chapter 2 of the standards that apply in new construction. Presenters will clarify common sources of
confusion in this chapter, including exceptions, employee work areas, entrances, vertical access in multi-story
buildings, toilet and bathing facilities, and other subjects of frequently asked questions.
Originally aired March 5, 2020
Determining what is required to be accessible when a facility is altered or expanded can be a challenge. This session
will review how Chapter 2 of the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards apply to planned alterations and additions. Presenters
will clarify common sources of confusion, including what type of work constitutes an “alteration,” how the scope of work
determines application, the provisions for primary function areas and accessible paths of travel, historic facilities, and
Originally aired April 2, 2020
This session will review “Building Block” provisions in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards (Chapter 3) that are the foundation for
many technical specifications in standards. These requirements apply to a wide range of elements, spaces, and rooms covered by the
standards. They address ground and floor surfaces, clear floor space, knee and toe clearances, turning space, reach ranges, operable
parts, and protruding objects. Presenters will address common sources of confusion and frequently asked questions about these provisions.
Originally aired May 7, 2020
This session will review scoping and technical provisions for accessible routes in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards (Chapter 4).
These requirements ensure access from entry onto a site to all facilities, spaces, and elements required to comply. Chapter 4 addresses
walking surfaces, doors, doorways and gates, ramps, curb ramps, elevators, and platform lifts. Presenters will address common sources of
confusion and frequently asked questions about these provisions.