Accessible Design and Building Standards

The California Building Code Title 24 (CBC) regulations and 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design (2010 ADA Standards) contain the scoping and technical requirements for providing accessibility to sites, facilities, buildings and elements by individuals with disabilities. Stay current with the latest information and resources on school facility accessible design and construction standards.

2019 California Access Compliance Advisory Reference Manual (effective July 1, 2021)

This version of the Access Manual includes the full text of the updated Intervening Code Cycle 2019 CBC Chapter 11B and other relevant accessibility standards . Helpful advisory and explanatory comments from the CA Division of State Architect and the U.S. Department of Justice are also incorporated.

2019 CBC Accessibility Advisory Manual (pdf)

A Project Manager’s Guide to Accessible School Parking Areas and Entrances (August 2017)

This online training program is a comprehensive educational tool designed for school district Facilities project managers and staff responsible for providing school campuses which are consistent with the accessibility building standards. With interactive features, loads of real world examples, graphic demonstrations and relevant resource documents at your fingertips, this is a visual reference guide that you can come back to again and again.

Project Manager’s Guide program

California law establishes all-gender restroom signage requirements (March 2017)

This Risk Review article discusses the new state law, regulations and DSA Bulletin 17-01 regarding new requirements for the use of gender-neutral signage in all new construction and existing single-user, gender-specific restrooms in school and district facilities.

All-gender restroom signage requirements article (pdf)

Accessible Schools webinar program (December 2011)

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