1F Significant Changes to the 2015 ICC/A117.1
October 2016 marks a watershed moment in the evolution of accessibility design principles. The membership of the International Code Council voted to make dramatic and sweeping changes to the fundamental building blocks informing all accessible design. These are without question the most significant changes since the DOJ and Access Board revised the ADAAG and introduced the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design. The new Code provisions will have a domino effect on other design basics, square footages, bathrooms, kitchens corridors, retail spaces, and subsequent costs of construction. New to the 2015 edition are increases to the clear floor space and turning spaces in response to technical data regarding the space needed by persons using scooters or some types of motorized wheelchairs; exterior routes, curb cuts, blended transitions, passenger drop offs and parking requirements coordinated with the Public Rights of Way Guidelines; electric car charging stations; accessible windows; accessible routes through parking lots; sign language interpreters stations; enhanced acoustics for classrooms; charging stations for electric wheelchairs and scooters; and gaming machines and tables. This program is an absolute must attend for professionals involved in accessible design on any level. This program is intended as co-curriculum to the “THE CONTEXT, HISTORY AND IMPACT OF THE BUILDING BLOCK CHANGES IN THE 2015 ICC A117.1” program being offered.