AIA|LA Continuing Education Accessibility Seminars: Stepping Thru Vertical Heights
When
Where
Friday, August 14, 2015, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
AIA|LA, 3780 Wilshire Blvd, #800, Los Angeles, CA 90010
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AIA|LA Continuing Education Accessibility Seminars: Stepping Thru Vertical Heights
DATE:
Friday, August 14th, 2015 
TIME: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM (check-in begins at 9 AM)
VENUE: AIA|LA, 3780 Wilshire Blvd, #800, Los Angeles, CA 90010
PRESENTER: Janis Kent, FAIA, CASp
LEARNING UNITS: 5.0 HSW/ADA 
FEES: $150 AIA members / $225 Non members


"Stepping Thru Vertical Heights" 

DESCRIPTION
For someone who has a disability or is elderly, ascending or descending across levels is a key mobility challenge. We often address this by providing an element such as a ramp or elevator that takes people from one level to another but often these features alone do not solve the problem. We will look at options such as sloped walkways, curb ramps, pe- destrian ramps, elevators, and lifts. We will also examine the parameters and requirements for each of these elements, as well as how to design and situate them for optimum access.

SUBJECTS COVERED
Since the world is not flat, most buildings and facilities have some height change which can provide a challenge for ac- cess — we will review the different methods of access and the parameters for each

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
• Understand parameters for level surface and zero curb transitions
• Review the technical requirements for each mode of vertical access
• Learn the requirements for vertical access in terms of dispersion and location
• Overview when vertical access is not required and what has to be done instead

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Janis Kent, FAIA, CASp is the Founding President of the Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI), serving all who are involved with access in the built environment, whether in private practice or the public sector. She has made presentations on Accessibility at numerous venues from Dwell On Design in Los Angeles, to De- sign DC in Washington, to the National AIA Conventions in Chicago, New Orleans, and upcoming in At- lanta. Her most recent book is the Second Edition of Stepping Through Accessible Details. Richard Halloran, Secretary of the San Francisco Access Appeals Commission, described the book as “The most comprehensive and thorough compilation of accessibility information I have encountered.”

Ms. Kent is designated a Subject Matter Expert (SME) by the California Division of the State Architect, a Cer- tified Access Specialist, and she serves on the committee to develop the California state CASp exams. She conducts seminars for the Nevada State Board of Architecture, Interior Design, and Residential Design and has presented to business associations including AIA Chapters, Chambers of Commerce, US Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), Manufactured Housing Educational Trust (MHET), California Public Parking As- sociation (CPPA), and the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

Ms. Kent is a licensed California Architect, and has been involved in the world of Accessibility since the mid- 1980’s. In addition to managing a wide range of architectural projects, she has surveyed numerous facilities for accessibility compliance and provided quality control for facilities throughout the country.