WE26 - ADA and Mass Access Regulations: Untangling the Confusion (Sponsored by IHCD)

Wednesday, November 8 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM « Back

Abstract Text:

Do you know that the ADA requires accessibility to employee only areas and the Mass access regs do not? Mass covers private residential and the ADA does not? In this workshop we cover critical areas where the regulations of the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board and the ADA Standards differ: alterations, vertical access, toilet rooms, ramps, technical infeasibility, variances, to name a few. We will also discuss where the requirements conflict and present a few resolutions. Finally, since the ADA is a civil rights law, we will review accessibility requirements for older building not planning alterations.

Learning Objectives:

Alteration requirements in MA and federal access codes.

Key differences state and federal accessibility codes

Accessibility requirements old buildings.

When vertical access (elevators) are required


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Event Type: Education Sessions > Session