Everyone needs to use the restroom. To find a restroom inaccessible due to physical barriers is an indignity that can and should be avoided. This course will cover the most common errors that could cause inaccessibility, and how to design an accessible restroom for everyone.
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Identify 3 main areas of accessibility in restrooms.
Determine whether a sample restroom or restroom fixture is ADA-compliant.
List how many restrooms or restroom fixtures, and what type, are required to be accessible, given a sample situation or building.
Label a sample restroom floor plan with appropriate, accessible measurements according to the 2010 ADAS.
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Presenter: BJ Epstein
BJ Dietz Epstein holds a master’s degree in architecture (M.Arch) from Iowa State University. The major emphasis of her studies there was accessibility. Working with Dr. Arvid Osterberg, author of Access for Everyone, she developed training materials for accessibility to teach students, architects, building inspectors, and facilities, planning, and management staff.
Ms. Epstein has ten years of experience in the field of accessibility. She currently works for the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco, as an Accessible Media Specialist. There, she creates audio tactile maps as wayfinding solutions for people who are blind or visually impaired. She also performs accessibility compliance checks for signage, and consults with museums, parks, and businesses to ensure that they go above and beyond for their patrons with disabilities.
Ms. Epstein brings a passion for accessibility to her work, as well as the ability to translate from legalese into layman’s terms. She is well versed in the ADA Standards, as well as the California Building Codes pertaining to accessibility. She wants to make accessibility easy to understand and easy to implement.
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