Best Practices in Design: Balancing local, State and Federal Requirements to Ensure Accessibility

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


What is best practice when it comes to designing accessible environments? Is compliance with local, state and federal building codes/standards enough? Architects and designers are faced with a myriad of rules and regulations governing accessible design which may require their professional judgment to determine which provides greater access. Join our panel of speakers as they discuss and debate this issue and engage in a dialogue about achieving minimal compliance versus designing accessible and useable environments.

Session Materials



Douglas Anderson CASp, R.A.S., Partner, LCM Architects

Irene Bowen President, ADA One, LLC

Jack Catlin Licensed Architect and Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Joseph Russo Deputy Commissioner, Compliance Mayors Office for People with Disabilities