About the Author
Kimberly Paarlberg is a senior staff architect in Technical Services with the International Code Council. Her experience with the Code Council includes work in the plan review and code development departments. Paarlberg serves as code development secretary for the IBC Means of Egress/Accessibility and ICC Administration committees. She is the Code Council representative for development of the referenced technical standard for accessibility, ICC/ANSI A117.1 “Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities.” Paarlberg writes interpretations, commentaries and articles about a wide variety of accessibility issues.