Florida Accessibility Training in the Built Environment- The following training will be offered August 16, 2019 in Miami. It will be offered in a classroom setting as well as via webinar that day.
Attendees can meet the requirements of numerous organizations by attending Accessibility Professionals Association (APA) Training. APA is a registered CE/LU provider with Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR Provider# 0007855 / license# PVD312), Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, (TDLR), American Institute of Architects (AIA), International Code Council (ICC) (webinar credit is NOT offered for ICC) and ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program (ACTCP).
National Expert-Speaker- Jim Terry, AIA, LEED AP, CASp
SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Mr. Terry, CEO of Evan Terry Associates, LLC, joined the firm after receiving his B.S. in Architecture from the University of Southern California and his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan. He has served on a variety of levels at ETA including project architect, project manager, energy specialist, project designer, contract administrator, and accessible design specialist. Mr. Terry's architectural project experience includes corporate facilities, municipal facilities, healthcare, schools and universities, libraries, recreational facilities, large assembly facilities, shopping centers, multi-family housing, churches and light industrial facilities. For twenty eight years, he has concentrated his efforts in the area of accessible design and in particular with the Americans with Disabilities Act and various state accessibility standards’ requirements.
Cost of Attendance
In-person, all day, member $140 / $200 after 8/1/19
In-person, all day, non-member $215 / $225 after 8/1/19
In-person, half day, member $100 / $130 after 8/1/19
In-person, half day, non-member $175 / $200 after 8/1/19
Webinar, all day, member $125 / $200 after 8/1/19
Webinar, all day, non-member $250 / $250 after 8/1/19
Webinar, half day, member $100 / $130 after 8/1/19
Webinar, half day, non-member $175 / $200 after 8/1/19
7:45-8:15 am Registration
8:15 am-10:15am ADA and Hospitality
DBPR BCAIB #5008399 2 hours (AOA), TDLR #20394 2CE (TX Access Standards), AIA/CES APA 213 2 LU/HSW, ICC #19644 0.2 CEU, ACTCP 2 elective credits
- Apply the ADA civil rights law to restaurants, hotels and other hospitality facilities.
- Identify common errors in design of accessible elements.
- Develop solutions for resolving conflicts between aesthetics and accessibility.
- Identify programmatic requirements that create unique challenges for accessibility in hotels and restaurants.
10:15-10:30 am Break
10:30am -12:30 pm Applying the ADA Concepts: Equivalent Facilitation, Safe Harbor, Structurally Impracticable, Technically Infeasible, Readily Achievable, and Historic Exceptions
DBPR BCAIB #5008400 2 hours (GEN), TDLR #20234 2 CE (TX Access Standards), AIA/CES APA 215 2 LU/HSW, ICC #19643 0.2 CEU, ACTCP 2 elective credits
- Participants will understand how to determine if an alternative design, product, or technology provides Equivalent Facilitation and how to document that decision.
- Participants will be able to determine whether an element is eligible for the Safe Harbor exception under the 2010 ADA regulations and specifically when that safe harbor applies.
- Participants will learn the very limited proper application of the Structurally Impracticable exception under the ADA.
- Participants will understand all of the main exceptions that serve as the basis for deciding than an existing condition makes full compliance with the standards Technically Infeasible. They'll also learn how to decide what can be done to alter the element to the Maximum Extent Feasible.
- Participants will understand all of the key obligations and exceptions affecting the determination of what is Readily Achievable for an existing place of public accommodation. They'll understand who can help to inform that decision and who has enough information (and the obligation) to actually make the decision.
- Participants will understand the process and the players who have to participate in the proper application of the Historic Exceptions for accessibility in qualified facilities. They'll also understand the use of alternative methods of providing access in historic facilities through reviewing and discussing examples.)
12:30-1:15 pm Box Lunch (included in cost with a limited menu)
1:15-1:30 About APA- Jim Terry
1:30-3:30 pm Tolerances and Acceptable Measurements under the ADA
DBPR BCAIB #5008401 2 hours (GEN), TDLR #20235 2CE (TX Access Standards), AIA/CES APA 212 2 LU/HSW, ICC #19645 0.2 CEU, ACTCP 2 elective credits
- Participants will understand what “conventional industry tolerances” are and how to apply them to facilities during design and construction, and in existing facilities.
- Participants will be able to differentiate between other terms and concepts that are often confused with “conventional industry tolerances” as defined by the ADA Standards and when those terms and concepts should actually be used.
- Participants will learn the proper process to evaluate whether a condition complies with the tolerance’s definition allowed by the ADA Standards through evaluation of example conditions.
- Participants will know where to find additional resources regarding tolerances and acceptable measurements under the ADA on the Internet and in hard copy publications for further study and reference on the topic.
Break 3:30-4:00 pm
4:00- 6:00 pm Interactive Session – Does this Condition Qualify as Technically Compliant, Providing Equivalent Facilitation, Providing Program Access, Allowable as a Readily Achievable Barrier Removal Solution, an Alternative Method, or Non-Compliant?
DBPR BCAIB #5008402 2 hours (GEN), AIA/CES APA 214 2 LU/HSW, ICC #19646 0.2 CEU, ACTCP 2 elective credits
- Participants will be able to determine when and element or space is technically compliant with the ADA Standards, even when it may seem like it is not.
- Participants will be able to compare the differences between the obligations under the readily achievable barrier removal and program access requirements and how those two concepts apply to public and private entities.
- Participants will know when alternative or administrative methods can be used to solve ADA problems and when they cannot.
- Participants will learn how to think through the steps necessary to make the judgment call about whether a proposed design, product, or technology meets the obligations necessary to claim that it provides equivalent facilitation under the ADA and is, therefore, compliant.
Members/guests meet the CE/LU requirements of numerous organizations by attending APA Training. APA is a registered provider with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation ( DBPR Provider# 0007855 / license# PVD312),Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR, #1521), American Institute of Architects (AIA/CES, #G583) and a preferred provider for the International Code Council (ICC, #1321). APA provides pre-verified ACTCP credits for the ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program (ACTCP). We provide courses of study and award Accessibility Standards Completion Certificate, APA-ADA Specialist, APA-ADA Assembly Specialist and APA-ADA Transient Lodging Specialist Designations, when all criteria are met.