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Improving the Accessibility of Buildings for People with Disabilities

Many of us will experience a disability at some point in our lives. Maybe it’s temporary, like a broken leg. Or it may be more permanent, such as mobility impairment, vision loss or reduced hearing. Such disabilities, whether temporary or permanent, may affect how we get around at home, at work, when we’re out shopping or at a museum, or even when we visit the doctor.

Many different groups are working to improve accessibility in the United States. Federal agencies, state and local governments, codes and standards organizations, the construction industry and disability advocacy groups have all worked together to make buildings accessible.

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International Codes and Accessibility

Federal Accessibility Laws

Additional Resources from the International Code Council

Training Event: 2015 IBC Accessibility and Usability for Commercial Buildings

This seminar is brought to you by Chapter Member – Illinois Council of Code Administrators and taught by expert instructor Kimberly Paarlberg.

This seminar focuses on the minimum requirements for new or existing construction of accessible commercial facilities for compliance with the 2015 International Building Code® (IBC®) and ICC A117.1-2009 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities. It addresses the design, plan review and inspection of commercial buildings to ensure that people with physical impairments, visual impairments and hearing impairments can use the facilities. They will participate in activities that involve questions and answers, discussion and case study, performing parts of individually and in groups.

Contact Rhonda Klecz, or Kathryn Gruber, for more information.