Designing for Children

Accessibility Online Webinar Series
Thursday, August 3, 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

Children with disabilities need accessible design that differs from design for adults with disabilities, such as the dimensions of sinks and drinking fountains, dining surfaces, water closets and toilet compartments, and handrails. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards provide requirements that ensure daycares, preschools, elementary schools, play facilities, and children’s museums are designed with accessibility for children with disabilities. This webinar will review the scoping and technical requirements in the ADA and ABA Standards for spaces and elements specifically designed for use by people with disabilities who are 12 years old and younger. Presenters will discuss accessibility requirements for toilet rooms, classrooms, play areas and components, and ground surfaces. Special guest speaker Bill Botten will present and impart his knowledge from decades of accessibility advocacy for children and recreation.

This webinar will include video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning. Participants may submit questions in advance of the webinar during the registration process or may ask questions during the live session.

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.

William (Bill) Botten, Accessibility Consultant

Josh Schorr, Training Coordinator and Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board

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.