Session Details

Assembly Areas

Thursday, June 3, 2021


It is important to properly integrate accessibility into the design of assembly areas, including movie theaters, lecture halls, grandstands, performing arts centers, stadiums, and arenas. This webinar will review the scoping and technical requirements for assembly areas in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards. Presenters will discuss provisions for wheelchair spaces, companion seats, accessible routes, designated aisle seats, bleacher seating, as assistive listening systems, and press boxes. Presenters will also cover frequently asked questions and common sources of confusion.

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Bill Botten, Training Coordinator, Senior Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board

Randall Duchesneau, Accessibility Specialist, U.S. Access Board