Accessible Recreational Boating Facilities and Fishing Piers and Platforms

Accessibility Online Webinar Series
Thursday, August 4, 2022
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM, Eastern Time

Sponsored by Great Lakes ADA Center and ADA National Network (ADANN)
For help, contact Great Lakes ADA Center: 1-877-232-1990 (Voice/TTY) or email

Sunshine and time on the water! Everyone enjoys boating and fishing with friends and family during the summer, including persons with disabilities. The 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Standards and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards include scoping and technical provisions for recreational boating facilities and fishing piers and platforms. These standards cover municipal marinas, federal recreational boating facilities, private sector marinas and boating facilities, and facilities designed and constructed for fishing. This session will provide information on scoping and technical requirements for boat slips and technical provisions that apply to gangways connecting floating facilities, accessible routes connecting fixed facilities, clear space, handrail, and edge protection. Additionally, presenters will address associated elements and facilities that support recreational boating and fishing facilities.

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Questions are encouraged in advance. Individuals can submit questions at the time of registration. First time users will need to create an account. This step is done only once, and you will use the same account to register for different sessions throughout the year. After you create an account, you will immediately be able to register for any of our sessions.

Continuing Education Credits available:
Certificate of Attendance; AIA HSW CES: 1.5 credits; ICC: 1.5 Credits; ACTCP: 1.5 Credits; California Architects Board: 1.5 Credits; LA CES: 1.5 credits.

Sessions are 90 minutes in length unless otherwise noted. The webinar is free, but advance registration is required. A certificate of attendance is available upon request once actual attendance/participation is documented. All sessions will have a written transcript as well as a digital recording of the session archived after the event.

Bill Botten, Training Coordinator, Senior Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board
Sarah Presley, Accessibility Specialist, US Access Board