Accessible Design and Building Standards
The 2010 California Building Code (CBC) and the federal 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design (2010 ADA Standards) are both utilized in providing the “most stringent” standards in the creation and maintenance of school facilities. Stay current with the latest information and resources on both of these accessibility standards.
The U.S. Department of Justice published revised final regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act for Title II entities (state and local government services) on September 15, 2010. These requirements, or rules, clarify and refine issues that have arisen over the past 20 years and contain new and updated policy and building standard requirements including the 2010 ADA Standards. After March 15, 2012, the 2010 ADA Standards officially replace the previous 1991 ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) standards.
2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design - Full text of the updated federal accessibility building standards in a screen or print version. This includes scoping and technical requirements for new construction and alteration projects for all schools and district facilities.
2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
Guidance on the 2010 ADA Standards – The official Guidance document on the 2010 Standards with section-by-section analysis of the revised standards and the rationale for change from the previous 1991 ADA Standards (ADAAG).
Guidance on the 2010 ADA Standards
Significant Changes to the 2013 California Building Code Chapter 11B Accessibility Standards (Updated 4-8-13) -
A chapter-by-chapter review of the key changes in the recently adopted and significantly revised 2013 CBC accessible building standards.
Significant Changes to the 2013 California Building Code Chapter 11B Accessibility Standards
Accessible Schools webinar program – This presentation from the U.S. Access Board and Great Lakes ADA Center provides a broad overview of several of the new important provisions for schools in the 2010 ADA Standards.
Accessible Schools webinar program
DSA Bulletin #11-07: Applicability and Effective Dates of ADA and CBC Accessibility Regulations – The full text of the Bulletin released by the Division of State Architect’s Office in August 2011 which specifies that the applicant has the responsibility to comply with both the CBC and the federal ADA Standards.
DSA Bulletin #11-07
DSA California Access Compliance Reference Manual (January 2011) – This regularly updated online document includes the CBC Title 24 regulations, policies and other information regarding California accessibility standards including an informative Checklist document.
DSA California Access Compliance Reference Manual (January 2011)
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