A single step can prevent someone who uses a wheelchair for mobility from being able to access a building. Accessible routes can include ramps, elevators, and platform lifts, in addition to pedestrian paths. This interactive online course will describe components of an accessible route. It will help architects, engineers, contractors, and building inspectors ensure that people with disabilities have access to their buildings and sites. This course will use real-world examples to demonstrate not only the what of the laws, but also the why. Photographs and diagrams can demonstrate both good and bad examples and show how much of a difference properly designed and constructed spaces make in the lives of people with disabilities.
Accessibility / ADA
Health, Safety and Welfare
•Identify at least 3 different possible components of an ADA accessible path,
•Determine if a building or site requires an accessible route,
•Differentiate between pedestrian paths, ramps, and curb ramps, and
•Demonstrate if a route is accessible by the standards of the 2010 ADA Accessibility Standards.
BJ Dietz Epstein