Accessible Entrances, Doors, and Gates

Thursday, January 3, 2019
2:30 PM Eastern Time Zone


Cancelled due to government shut down. Will reschedule at a later date once the Federal Government reopens.

Entrances, doors, and gates are key components of access along routes and to buildings, rooms, and spaces. This session will cover scoping and technical requirements in the ADA and ABA Standards for entrances, doors and gates. Presenters will review in detail the specifications for maneuvering clearances at doors using images and animations to better explain the rationale behind these provisions. They will also address recessed doors, automatic doors and gates, doors in a series, door hardware and other topics.


Bill Botten Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board
Scott Windley Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services

Questions for presenters:

  • If an architect shows an egress on their plan as “accessible” beyond the number of accessible entrances required, does the site engineer/landscape architect designing the building site have to connect that egress to an accessible route? Is it truly accessible, if it’s not accessible on the outside as well?

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
Certificate of Attendance 1.5
ICC 1.5