8F Impact of Building Block Changes in 2015 ICC A117.1
This moderated panel discussion focuses on the research and report for the Anthropometry of Wheeled Mobility Project conducted by the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access) at the State University of New York and how the findings of the project resulted in changes to the A117.1 Accessibility Standard. The ADA Symposium is extremely honored and fortunate to have assembled the leading industry and government people who reviewed, analyzed, interpreted and applied the findings into the current directions our entire nation is now heading with the new 2105 ANSI. This Panel Discussion is intended as co-curriculum to the “SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE 2015 ICC A117.1” program being offered. Q&A will be moderated. Topics include:
• The history of the study and how it evolved.
• The study itself – what’s in it, what’s to be learned and how, what parts became important to the A117.1 Task Group’s considerations. The study included significant numbers of participants of including people using several different kinds of devices (manual, power and scooter styles), differing abilities and ages and differing upper body abilities.
• The report and Task Group’s findings and how they translated into the proposals – and how these findings and proposal evolved and changed during the Task Group’s meetings.
Finally, and most important – the changes in the A117.1 Standard prompted by the research and how the research supports the evolution of the standard.