Accessible Design Forum of Washington

    Join the AIA|DC Committee on Accessible Design for the first annual Accessible Design Forum of Washington. The evening will feature a panel discussion with renowned experts on current trends and challenges related to the accessibility of housing, commercial spaces, and urban environments. The panel will be preceded by an interactive display of innovative accessible products.

    About the Committee on Accessible Design:
    The mission of the Committee on Accessible Design is to enhance accessibility of the built environment for people of all ages and abilities through innovative design. This Committee seeks to bring together practitioners, architects, designers, builders, and other industry leaders to unify strategies for enhancing accessible design. The committee strives to promote awareness of design initiatives that enhance accessibility of the built environment; convey innovative design solutions to enhance accessibility; and unify strategies which promote accessible design.

    Presented by:
    Marsha Mazz - Director, Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board
    Cesar Barretto - ADA Coordinator, D.C. Department of Transportation
    Sonia Gutierrez - Fair Housing Program Coordinator, DC Department of Housing and Community Development
    Stephen Penhoet - Associate Principal, Perkins Eastman (Moderator)

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    After attending this course, participants will be able to:

    • Discuss current challenges and trends in accessible design;
    • Recognize current accessibility requirements and litigation trends;
    • Identify products that meet and enhance accessible design; and
    • List several innovations in providing accessibility to commercial spaces, residential areas, and urban environments.