05/05/2020 – Complying with Fair Housing Act Accessibility Requirements – Syracuse, NY

8:30-9:15              Fair Housing Act Design Standards Development and Application

Fair Housing Act overview

Laws and standards related to accessible design

ANSI A117.1 (2009) accessibility standards

Impact of Americans with Disabilities Act standards and building codes

Covered buildings

Types of disabilities addressed by guidelines


9:15-10:30           Accessible Building Entrance on an Accessible Route

                                Building sites

Public transit and parking

Accessible exterior routes

Accessible entrances

Buildings with and without elevators


10:30-10:45         Break


10:45-11:45         Accessible and Usable Public and Common Use Areas

Covered public and common use areas

Exterior public spaces

Exterior and interior parking

Interior common use areas: lobbies, recreational areas, bathrooms,

showers and kitchen facilities


11:45-12:45         Lunch


12:45-1:45           Usable Doors and Accessible Interior Routes

                                Main entry doors, secondary doors and closet doors

Accessible routes into and through covered units

Route widths and floor levels


1:45-3:15              Accessible Environmental Controls and Grab Bars

                                Electrical outlets and controls

HVAC controls

Locations for grab bars

Reinforcing locations for grab bars


3:15-3:30              Break


3:30-4:30              Usable Kitchens and Bathrooms

                                  Clear floor space at kitchen appliances

Kitchen, appliances, cabinets, counters and pantries

Which bathrooms, fixtures must comply?

Clear bathroom floor space requirements

Bathroom fixtures, cabinets and grab bars


Mar 19 2020


8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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