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Accessibility: Everything you Wanted to Know and More

  • AIA Oregon 403 Northwest 11th Avenue Portland, OR, 97209 United States (map)

Lunch will be provided.

This course meets the California ADA continuing education requirements.


Accessibility requirements are some of the most confusing out there, especially in multi-family housing. With changing codes, interpretations, and trends, accessibility is not a static standard. This class will cover topics from basic accessibility concepts to minimization of risk. The presentation will provide clear and relevant information on 5 major subject areas: applicable standards, basic concepts, bathrooms, kitchens, and common errors. Presented in a logical progression, you will learn the majority of issues that arise during the design and construction phases. Also, presented will be multiple solutions to resolving these common issues taking into account aesthetics, price, and level of tolerable risk.

Learning objectives:

  1. Learn which accessibility codes and standards are applicable to each portion of a project.

  2. Learn the basic concepts of accessibility, applicable to all projects.

  3. Learn the requirements for accessible bathrooms.

  4. Learn the requirements for accessible kitchens.

About the speakers:

Joshua Klyber, Code Analyst
Code Unlimited
Joshua Klyber has been leading the accessibility plan reviews and inspections for Code Unlimited for the past 6 years. He has worked on everything from small restaurant TI’s to military boarding school renovations. Having worked with a wide variety of architects, developers, and facility managers in multiple states, including California, he brings a breadth of knowledge and a variety of viewpoints to every project. He also brings a fervent curiosity for the gray areas of the code and the various design possibilities that lay within them.

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