Accessible Residential Housing

Accessibility Online Webinar Series
Thursday, September 7, 2023
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM, Eastern Time

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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

Independent living is one of the most critical elements of accessibility. Accessibility barriers within a person’s home, where they spend most of their time, are imperative to address.

Residential dwelling unit accessibility guidelines and standards are addressed under many laws, including the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Housing Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, to ensure these facilities are accessible to people with disabilities. These laws, guidelines, and standards can be difficult to understand and lead to confusion for many design professionals, lawyers, and citizens. This session will clarify these requirements and their application to different types of residential facilities, including both privately and publicly funded facilities. Presenters from the U.S. Access Board and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will review differences between Title II and III of the ADA and the ABA, as well as their overlap with HUD’s 504 regulations of the Rehabilitation Act. Additionally, presenters will give an overview of the accessible design and construction requirements under the Fair Housing Act that apply broadly to most multifamily housing.

This session will have real-time captioning and sign language interpreters available.

Individuals may submit questions in advance of the session when they register for the session.

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

Rex Pace, Senior Advisory for Accessible Design, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Session Questions:
This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited, and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.