Understanding Accessibility Requirements Across Residential Occupancy Types

Accessibility requirements can differ considerably between single-family homes, multifamily dwellings, dormitories, and transient lodging.

Description: 

Accessibility requirements can differ considerably between single-family homes, multifamily dwellings, dormitories, and transient lodging. 

Understanding the similarities, differences, and overlapping federal laws applicable to each type of occupancy is critical to ensuring compliance with the appropriate requirements. Designing and building to the wrong standards can be unnecessarily expensive and leave your firm and your client open to legal liability. 

This course will help you learn why accessible housing is so crucial to the urban agenda. You'll leave with resources to help you meet accessibility requirements along with other valuable sources for technical assistance when faced with complex accessibility situations. 

Learning objectives

  • Gain a better knowledge of the standards for accessibility that have been adopted for each law that covers the various residential occupancy types.
  • Learn how multiple laws, standards, and building codes can apply to the same residential occupancy type.
  • Explore how the misunderstanding of accessibility requirements and standards has led to multimillion-dollar settlement agreements with the United States Department of Justice.
  • Take home helpful handouts summarizing and comparing accessibility requirements for each occupancy type and schematic drawings of compliant spaces in residential facilities.
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$40 non-member
$25 member
1.00 LU
  • ADA
  • HSW
  • RIBA

Instructors

  • Randy W. Dipner

    Founding Partner, Meeting the Challenge, Inc.

    Mr. Dipner holds degrees in Aeronautical Engineering and Computer Science from Ohio State...
  • Gina Hilberry

    Gina Hilberry

    AIA

    Principal, Cohen Hilberry Architects

    Gina Hilberry, AIA is a principal of the architectural design firm Cohen Hilberry Architects. For...
  • Philip Williams

    Philip Williams

    Senior Project Consultant, Meeting the Challenge

    Philip provides his ADA accessibility expertise to architectural plan reviews, facility surveys,...

Course details

Contents: Video, quiz, evaluation

Duration: 1:00

Passing Score: 80% on quiz