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APA Spring CE/LU Virtual Training

Friday, April 28, 2023

8:00 am - 5:15 pm CT (half-day options will be available)

The schedule is subject to change. These courses were offered at the 2023 APA National Conference. Course credit may not be available for repeated courses.




8:00 - 9:00 am 

TDLR #27258 1 CE (Other Laws/Standards), AIA/CES #APA 276 1 LU|HSW, ICC #35478 .10 CEU, ACTCP 1 elective credit

Barriers in Plain Sight: Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in the Physical and Virtual World, by Scott P. Moore, Partner at Baird Holm LLP

Scott will share his experience as a person with a disability and a lawyer practicing in the area of disability discrimination. He will discuss the barriers to persons with disabilities that persist in housing, transportation, employment, and education and how our ever-increasing reliance on digital communication has created even more challenges. Scott will explore steps that can be taken to take to break down these barriers and create a more inclusive environment for persons with disabilities. He will also address current disability law and how the law needs to evolve to truly create an accessible physical and digital landscape. 

9:00 - 10:00 am

TDLR #27259 1 CE (Other Laws/Standards), AIA/CES #APA 274 1 LU|HSW, ICC #34409 .10 CEU, ACTCP 1 elective credit

ADA: Transient Lodging vs Residential Facilities, by Sarah Presley, Accessibility Specialist at U.S. Access Board

This presentation will outline the ADA requirements for transient lodging and residential facilities, emphasizing which types of facilities are scoped under each and highlighting differences in the technical requirements.

10:00 - 10:15 am 


10:15 - 11:15 am

TDLR #27260 1 CE (Other Laws/Standards), AIA/CES #APA 279 1 LU| HSW pending, ICC #36357 .10 CEU, ACTCP 1 elective credit

Interpreting the Accessibility Requirements: Responses from Risk Averse to Defendable, by Terry Kitay, Shareholder at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C., and James Terry, CEO of Evan Terry Associates and Corada

Accessibility in Fair Housing is different than the ADA. There can be more than one correct answer. First, we will explain which laws apply to which projects. Then, we would like to answer your questions. Bring your most vexing questions, and we’ll do our best to answer them.

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

TDLR #26851 1 CE (TX Access Standards), AIA/CES #APA 266 1 LU|HSW, ICC #33926 .10 CEU, ACTCP 1 elective credit

If You Turn the Building Upside Down - A Framework for Analyzing ADA Compliance and Movable Elements, by James Terry, CEO of Evan Terry Associates and Corada

This course debunks the misconception that movable elements are not covered by the ADA and other access standards. It looks at where movable elements are covered in the standards as well as how the ADA regulations mandate additional responsibilities related to non-fixed elements such as furniture and equipment. It will provide useful insights for everyone from access beginners through experts with advanced knowledge of the ADA and other accessibility codes, rules, and standards.

12:15 - 1:00 pm 


1:00 - 3:00 pm

TDLR #26664 2 CE (TX Access Standards), AIA/CES #APA 258 2 LU|HSW, ICC #33541 .20 CEU, ACTCP 2 elective credits

Research Behind the Numbers, by Jonathan White, Director of Design Consulting at the University at Buffalo’s Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA Center)

This course explores the research that underpins the A117.1 and other standards and explains the process for how new research informs the standards. Using examples from the previous standards cycle, attendees will learn the reasons behind the major changes to the building blocks in the 2017 A117.1 Standard. Participants will leave the session better equipped to implement the 2017 A117.1 in states where it is required, or will soon become mandatory, and better equipped to explain the rationale to clients.

3:00 - 3:15 pm 


3:15 - 5:15 pm

TDLR #26706 2 (TX Access Standards), AIA/CES #APA 267 2 LU|HSW, ICC #33962 .20 CEU, ACTCP 2 elective credits

Assisted Toileting and Bathing Facilities, by Kim Paarlberg, Senior Staff Architect in Technical Services with the International Code Council (ICC)

The current accessibility requirements are based on unassisted use and access to facilities. There is concern that as people age, they may no longer have the strength or stability to toilet and bathe without assistance. This is most prevalent in assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and rehabilitation hospitals. This presentation will review the study that looked at assisted transfer from the viewpoint of both residents and caregivers. We will also review the options for assisted toileting and bathing developed for the International Building Code and ICC A117.1 Accessibility Standard. How these criteria will meet or exceed federal requirements will also be discussed.

APA is a group of professionals dedicated to accessibility in all aspects of the physical experience for persons with disabilities. Thus, APA offers related education on a regular basis throughout the year, which is open to APA members as well as the public. 

DISCLAIMER: APA makes no representation or warranty as to services provided by its members/specialists/professionals, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions of such members/specialists/professionals in the performance of services offered by such members/specialists/professionals. APA does not give legal advice, and the opinions offered in training presentations are those of the author and not APA itself. 

The authors of the presentations herein are recognized experts in their fields and have agreed to offer their knowledge to the membership of APA to enrich their understanding of the subject matter. The information in these presentations is general in nature and strictly from the point of view of the presenter. It should not be construed as legal, design, or professional advice which can be relied upon by any individual, entity, or group. There is no representation or warranty that the information provided in the presentations, both visual and verbal, is without errors or omissions. The responsibility for final verification of accuracy lies with the viewer.

APA posts CE/LU credits on approved classes directly to TLDR, DBPR, and AIA. Classes noted as self-reporting must be reported by the individual attending the course. ICC and ACTCP courses are self-reporting.

Participants meet the CE/LU requirements of numerous organizations by attending APA Training. APA is an approved CE/LU provider for TDLR Provider (#1521), AIA/CES Provider (#G583), ICC Preferred Provider (#1321), and Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR, #PVD312). APA also provides preverified ACTCP credits on noted courses and has previously awarded an APA-ADA Specialist Designation, an APA-ADA Assembly Area Designation, and an Accessibility Standards completion certificate. APA partners with APAC (Accessibility Professionals Association Certification Program) to provide CE credits.

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