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Course Description: AEC Daily: Architectural Hardware: ADA Compliance, Standards & Codes
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to all state and local government agencies, commercial facilities, and public entities that have “places of public accommodation.” Presented in this course are the fundamentals of what accessibility means in terms of architectural door hardware specification. Topics include available hardware technology, the criteria for interior and perimeter access, and the codes and guidelines pertaining to the ADA requirements that affect door hardware selection.
Discuss the reasons why a building owner or facility operator should comply with the ADA.
Define the six components required to ensure an opening is ADA compliant.
State the four key criteria for ADA compliance that must be met, covering both perimeter access and interior access of a building.
Explain the requirements for compliance with ICC/ANSI A117.1, the ADAAG, and the ADA.