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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law intended to protect qualified persons with disabilities from discrimination in employment, government services and programs, transportation, public accommodations, and telecommunications.

Who Should Attend?

It is very important for engineers and architects to get familiar with the guidelines. In some states, professional engineers who design buildings are required to have certain professional development hours (PDH) in ADA Accessibility Design Guidelines for their PE renewals.

Course Overview

This course will focus on the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (the ADA Accessibility Design Guidelines), with which engineers and architects need to comply when working on new constructions or alterations of existing structures.

The ADA Accessibility Design Guidelines include general instructions and definitions as well as technical specifications and requirements on elements and spaces.

Specific requirements for restaurants, cafeterias, medical facilities, business facilities, lodging facilities, libraries and transportation facilities are also discussed in the ADA Accessibility Design Guidelines.

Additional Materials

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

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