2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
John C. Huang, Ph.D., PE, LEED AP
The ADA Amendments Act (the ADAAA) has changed the landscape of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This course provides an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act, discusses other disability laws and common ADA violations, and reviews the guidelines for accessible design. Through this course, you will understand the purposes of the ADA, why the ADA needed amending, who is covered by the ADAAA, and what the changes will mean to employers, government entities, places of public accommodation, and individuals with disabilities. Whether you are a design professional or a business owner, you will benefit greatly by incorporating the basic principles and core concepts of the ADA, ADAAA and accessible design into your professional practice.
This course includes
a multiple choice quiz at the end, which
is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will understand
The course material is contained in the following documents:
1. ADA, ADAAA and 2010 Standards for Accessible Design (PDF, 310 pages, 5.9 MB)
2. Technical Requirement Comparison between the 2010 and the 1991 ADA Standards for Accessible Design (PDF, 39 pages, 0.4 MB, no quiz questions from this document)
Please click on the above underlined hypertext to view, download or print the document for your study. Because of the large file size, we recommend that you first save the file to your computer by right-clicking the mouse and choosing "Save Target As ...", and then open the file in Adobe Acrobat Reader from your computer.
While the ADA has led to marked improvements in many areas of life for people with disabilities, including access to public accommodations and telecommunications technology, access to public buses, and access to government services, there is still a great deal of work to be done. Through this course, you have gained a better understanding about the ADA and ADAAA, and have become familiar with the detailed requirements of the ADA Standards for Accessible Design. Many of the accessible requirements and solutions can be incorporated into your practice, which will improve the quality of your work, reduce your chances of non-compliance, and better protect the health and safety of the general public.
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