Compliance under the 2010 ADA for K-12 Schools and Housing for Places of Education

This course looks at best practices for meeting 2010 ADA and U.S. Department of Justice requirements when designing schools and residence halls.


This course explores the regulations under the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that affect school facilities.  Take an in-depth look at the impact of the new children's requirements, best practices for classroom acoustics, and the new U.S. Department of Justice requirements for housing at places of education (both traditional dorms and housing built for students). Designed for those with intermediate knowledge of accessibility in design and construction, participants in this session will be better prepared to design beautiful and functional ADA-compliant schools and dorms.

Learning objectives

  • Review the current regulations under the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • List 10 common errors made in the design of these spaces.
  • Explain the benefits and challenges of quality classroom acoustics.
  • Describe how housing for places of education differs from multi-family housing.
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 $40  non-member
 $25  member
1.00 LU
  • ADA
  • HSW
  • RIBA


  • Karen Braitmayer

    Karen L. Braitmayer


    Founder, Karen Braitmayer FAIA

    Braitmayer is the founder of Karen Braitmayer FAIA, Seattle, WA, an architectural consulting firm...