DOJ's 2010 ADA Accessibility Standards

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Description

On July 26th, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released updated regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The new regulations update DOJ's ADA Accessibility Standards which govern the construction and alteration of facilities covered by the ADA, including places of public accommodation, commercial facilities, and state and local government facilities. The new standards are based on revised minimum guidelines previously established by the Access Board. DOJ representatives will review the changes in the regulations, including effective dates for new construction and alterations, provisions for existing facilities, and other topics related to the implementation of the 2010 standards. Access Board staff will follow with an overview of the major changes in the scoping and technical provisions in the updated standards, highlighting 10 of the most common questions. An open question and answer session will provide an opportunity for session participants to interact with Access Board accessibility specialists.

Speakers:

Barbara Elkin Attorney Advisor
Disability Rights Section, Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division

Peggy Greenwell Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services, US Access Board

Marsha Mazz Director, Office of Technical and Information Services, US Access Board

Dave Yanchulis Senior Accessibility Specialist/Coordinator of Public Affairs, US Access Board, Office of Technical and Information Services

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Note: Captioning will only be available on the Blackboard Collaborate Formated version of the presentation available in the Blackboard Webinar Archives link. Captions are not available in the MP4 version of the presentation.