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Guidance on the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design

John C. Huang, Ph.D., PE, LEED AP

Course Outline

This course provides the background information and discussion related to the adoption of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. In particular, it addresses changes to the Standards, the reasoning behind those changes, and responses to public comments received on these topics. This is a companion course to G498 "ADA, ADAAA and 2010 Standards for Accessible Design." Through this course, you will better understand the purposes of the ADA and ADAAA, and the accessible regulations published by the Department of Justice.

This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will understand

Course Content

The course material is contained in the following document:

Guidance on the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design (PDF, 170 pages, 7.2 MB)

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.

For reference purpose, we have included the link to the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design under the "Related Links" section below.

Related Links

For additional technical information related to this subject, please visit the following websites or web pages: (HTML)
The 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design (PDF)
The ADA Enforcement Cases and Matters (HTML)


Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

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DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of PDH Center or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered architect and/or professional engineer/surveyor. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.