Course Overview

Often engineers and architects are not aware that building barriers into a facility violates the civil rights of people with disabilities. During this half-day course, you'll learn about state building codes vs. ADAAG; how to renovate historic properties; and definitions of terms such as "disproportionality" and "safe harbor."

Key Topics:

  • Renovating facilities vs. new construction
  • Historic properties
  • Businesses vs. government properties
  • How and when to trigger disproportionality
  • Safety vs. access
  • Common design mistakes in new construction


  • Knowledge of ADA titles and how they impact design
  • How to advise clients of different standards
  • Who to contact if there is a question in the field
  • How to avoid designing barriers
  • The potential penalty for failure to design ADAAG
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