Self-paced Webinars CEU's

The Great Lakes ADA Center now offers self-paced webinars approved for Continuing Education Credits. The following sessions have been approved for 1.5 contact hours for AIA HSW and Great Lakes ADA Center’s Certificate of Attendance. Due to the verification process, the criteria to earn Continuing Education credit requires that you view the entire webinar in addition to completing the Pre- and Post-Test in one continuous sitting. If you stop at anytime, whether during the video or in a test, you must start the process again.

Please click on the session you would like to watch for continuing education credit.

  1. Assembly Areas

    (Originally aired June 3, 2021)

    NOTE: This session is being updated and will be available shortly for self paced credit.

  2. Using the ADA and ABA Chapter 1: Application and Administration

    (Originally aired 2/5/2020)

    Session Description:

    The ADA Standards apply nationwide to many types of facilities in the private sector and the state and local government sectors. Facilities funded by the federal government are subject to similar standards issued under the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA). This session kicks off a year-long, chapter-by-chapter review of these standards with a focus on those sections where questions or confusion often arise. Presenters will cover how the ADA and ABA Standards apply in new construction, alterations, and additions, dimensions for adults and children, equivalent facilitation and modifications or waivers, construction tolerances and other conventions, referenced standards, and definitions.

  3. Using the ADA and ABA Standards Series: Chapter 2: Scoping - New Construction

    (Originally aired 2/6/2020)

    Session Description:

    The ADA and ABA Standards provide “scoping” provisions that specify which (or how many) elements, spaces, and rooms must comply in newly built and altered facilities. These requirements cover the required number of accessible routes, parking spaces, entrances, restrooms, signs, and many other building elements and spaces. Scoping provisions also exempt certain structures and spaces. This session will review scoping requirements and exceptions in Chapter 2 of the standards that apply in new construction. Presenters will clarify common sources of confusion in this chapter, including exceptions, employee work areas, entrances, vertical access in multi-story buildings, toilet and bathing facilities, and other subjects of frequently asked questions.

  4. Using the ADA and ABA Standards Series: Chapter 2: Scoping - Alterations

    (Originally aired 3/5/2020)

    Session Description:

    Determining what is required to be accessible when a facility is altered or expanded can be a challenge. This session will review how Chapter 2 of the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards apply to planned alterations and additions. Presenters will clarify common sources of confusion, including what type of work constitutes an “alteration,” how the scope of work determines application, the provisions for primary function areas and accessible paths of travel, historic facilities, and technical infeasibility.

  5. Using the ADA and ABA Standards Series: Chapter 3: Building Blocks

    (Originally aired 4/2/2020)

    Session Description:

    This session will review “Building Block” provisions in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards (Chapter 3) that are the foundation for many technical specifications in standards. These requirements apply to a wide range of elements, spaces, and rooms covered by the standards. They address ground and floor surfaces, clear floor space, knee and toe clearances, turning space, reach ranges, operable parts, and protruding objects. Presenters will address common sources of confusion and frequently asked questions about these provisions.

  6. Using the ADA and ABA Standards Series: Chapter 4: Accessible Routes

    (Originally aired 5/7/2020)

    Session Description:

    This session will review scoping and technical provisions for accessible routes in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards Chapter 4. These requirements ensure access from entry onto a site to all facilities, spaces, and elements required to comply. Chapter 4 addresses walking surfaces, doors, doorways and gates, ramps, curb ramps, elevators, and platform lifts. Presenters will address common sources of confusion and frequently asked questions about these provisions.

  7. Using the ADA and ABA Standards Series: Chapter 5: General Site and Building Elements

    (Originally aired 6/4/2020)

    Session Description:

    This session will review scoping and technical provisions for general site and building elements in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards (Chapter 5). These requirements ensure access to site arrival facilities and pedestrian routes located on a site. Chapter 5 addresses parking spaces, passenger loading zones, stairways, and handrails. Presenters will address common sources of confusion and frequently asked questions about these provisions.

  8. Using the ADA and ABA Standards Series: Chapter 6: Plumbing Elements and Facilities

    (Originally aired 7/2/2020)

    Session Description:

    Most technical questions about the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards concern access to restrooms and bathing facilities. In this session, presenters will clarify common sources of confusion and frequently asked questions about accessible toilet and bathing rooms and other plumbing facilities and elements covered in Chapter 6 of the standards. The session will also address drinking fountains, water closets, toilet compartments, urinals, lavatories and sinks, bathtubs, shower compartments, washing machines and clothes dryers, and saunas and steam rooms.

  9. Using the ADA and ABA Standards Series: Chapter 7: Communication Elements and Features

    (Originally aired 8/6/2020)

    Session Description:

    This session will review scoping and technical provisions for communication elements and features in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards (Chapter 7). These requirements ensure access communication in building elements and systems and cover fire alarm systems, signs, telephones, detectable warnings, assistive listening systems, ATMs and fare machines, and two-way communication systems. Presenters will clarify common sources of confusion and address frequently asked questions about these provisions.

  10. Using the ADA and ABA Standards Series: Chapter 8: Special Rooms, Spaces, and Elements (Part 1)

    (Originally aired 9/3/2020)

    Session Description:

    This session is the first of two sessions that will review scoping and technical provisions for special rooms, spaces, and elements in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards (Chapter 8). These requirements ensure access to a diverse group of rooms and spaces. This first session will address the requirements for wheelchair spaces, companion seats, and designated aisle seats in assembly areas, dressing, fitting, & locker rooms, kitchens & kitchenettes, and transient lodging guest rooms. The remaining sections of chapter 8 will be addressed in part two. Presenters will address common sources of confusion and frequently asked questions about these provisions.

  11. Using the ADA and ABA Standards Series: Chapter 8: Special Rooms, Spaces, and Elements (Part 2)

    (Originally aired 10/1/2020)

    Session Description:

    This session is the second session in the series addressing the scoping and technical provisions for special rooms, spaces, and elements in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards (Chapter 8). This session will address the requirements for medical care & long-term care facilities, holding and housing cells, courtrooms, residential dwelling units, transportation facilities, and storage. Part one of the chapter 8 sessions addressed the other sections of the chapter. Presenters will address common sources of confusion and frequently asked questions about these provisions.

  12. Using the ADA and ABA Standards Series: Chapter 9: Built-In Elements

    (Originally aired 11/5/2020)

    Session Description:

    This session will review scoping and technical provisions for built-in elements in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards (Chapter 9). When errors are made in the design or construction of built-in elements, they can pose barriers to people with disabilities in accessing goods and services. This session will address the requirements for dining & work surfaces, benches, check-out aisles and sales & service counters. Presenters will address common sources of confusion and frequently asked questions about these provisions.

  13. Using the ADA and ABA Standards Series: Chapter 10: Recreation Facilities

    (Originally aired 12/3/2020)

    Session Description:

    This session will review scoping and technical provisions for recreation facilities in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards (Chapter 10). These requirements ensure access to a diverse group of recreational facilities. This session will address the requirements for amusement rides, recreational boating facilities, exercise machines and equipment, fishing piers and platforms, golf facilities, miniature golf facilities, play areas, swimming pools, wading pools, and spas, shooting facilities with fixed firing positions, and sports facilities. Presenters will address common sources of confusion and frequently asked questions about these provisions.

  14. Accessible Public Rights-of-Way

    (Originally aired 4/1/2021)

    Session Description:

    Ensuring access to public streets and sidewalks can be a challenge since new guidelines for accessible public rights-of-way have not yet been finalized under the ADA. This webinar will review available resources in the interim, namely the guidelines that the Access Board previously proposed for public rights-of-way and shared use paths. Presenters will discuss common issues and solutions, as well as review proposed requirements for sidewalks and street crossings, curb ramps and blended transitions, detectable warnings, pedestrian signals, on-street parking, street furniture, transit stops, and other components of public rights-of-way and shared use paths.

  15. Accessible Play Areas

    (Originally aired 5/6/2021)

    Session Description:

    Requirements for play areas in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards apply to all newly designed or constructed play areas for children ages 2 and older. The requirements uphold accessible play areas at day care facilities, parks, shopping malls, fast food restaurants, and other facilities. They address accessible play components, ground-level and elevated accessible routes, play area surfaces, transfer systems, soft contained play structures, and water play components. In addition to an overview of the play area provisions, the presenters will address frequently asked questions and common sources of confusion with accessible play surfaces.