Accessibility - A Photographic Look at Recurrent Non-Complying Elements

ADA and other accessibility regulations have been around for over 25 years, yet we still see items of non-compliance—even in new construction.


Do these oversights result from a lack of awareness, incomplete drawings and specifications, or sloppy construction? Or has the topic become so complex planners can't synthesize relevant information? 

This presentation will look at items of non-compliance most frequently found in construction. You'll review photos of existing installations; join a discussion of what went wrong, was missing, or was misunderstood; and gain essential insights into the access issues to watch for and preemptively address in future projects.

Learning objectives

  • Engage in a robust conversation and review of example problems to better recognize typical non-complying items before they projects are built.
  • Increase your understanding of issues that must be addressed early for effective, compliant access.
  • Identify those elements needing more attention during design and construction for compliant installation.
  • Appreciate the steps necessary for successful access-implementation across projects, and learn how to incorporate pertinent information into construction documents and specifications.

This course is part of a series

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 $50  non-member
 $35  member
1.50 LUs
  • ADA
  • HSW
  • RIBA


  • Janis Kent, FAIA, CASp

    Janis Kent

    FAIA, CASp

    Principal | Stepping Thru Accessibility

    Janis Kent, FAIA, CASp, Principal of Stepping Thru Accessibility, is the Founding President of the...