Questions and Answers on the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards

Accessibility Online Webinar Series
Thursday, April 6, 2023
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM, Eastern Time

Register for webinar:

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

This webinar will review and clarify common questions on the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards in new construction and alterations. More specifically, Access Board staff will address misinterpretations and confusion on requirements for accessible showers, curb ramps, elevator exceptions, signs, and assembly seating.

Session participants are encouraged to share their own questions in advance of and during the session. There will be open dialogue during the webinar. The following is a sampling of anticipated questions that will be addressed.

  • Can clear floor/ground space or turning space overlap other space requirements?
  • Can tactile characters and visual characters be provided separately on different signs?
  • Do the ADA and ABA Standards permit ramps to be portable after construction as an adaptation?

Accessibility: Video remote interpreting and real-time captioning will be provided.

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.

Sarah Presley, Accessibility Specialist, US Access Board
Scott Windley, TA Coordinator and Senior 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.