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Accessible Architecture: Designing for Success (Part 2)

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To get your projects right the first time, design and accessibility should go hand-in-hand. In this 3 part course, you'll learn the best practices for accessibility covering emerging trends, everyday mistakes made by contractors and architects and the best way to prepare drawings to get it right the first time. Don't let ADA compliance issues set you back and cost you money! Find out what it takes to avoid common mistakes and design for ADA compliance to the letter of the law.

In Part 2, go in depth on compliance issues regarding accessible routes, ramps, parking spaces, protruding objects, doors and clear floor space, controls, and counters. Typical design issues will be highlighted regarding convenience stores, gas stations, and other retail outlets as well as specific cases involving owner decisions which negate ADA compliance.

Course expires 5/22/2025

Learning Objectives


Discover the emerging trends and new ideas in accessibility so they will be better prepared to adapt to changes and trends.


Uncover hidden items in the ADA, enabling them to catch ADA compliance issues that often go unnoticed.


Identify common errors made by contractors and architects, preparing them for ADA compliance issues during the building process and empowering them to anticipate these errors before they become an issue.


Learn how to prepare drawings for contractor success, saving the client time and money, ensuring that their accessibility projects are completed correctly the first time.

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Brad has 25+ years of experience in architecture. He is a principal at The McIntosh Group, a nationwide design firm specializing in accessibility and program management. Brad serves on the Oklahoma Board of Architects and is an active member of the ANSI A117.1 Consensus Committee on Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities. Brad also runs AskBrad.info, a website regarding accessibility issues. As a certified AIA CES Provider, he is a regular speaker on accessibility.