RedVector RV-10339A

ADA Guidelines 2010: Communication Elements and Features

ADA Guidelines 2010: Communication Elements and Features

1 hr. Online Course

Level: Fundamental

Item#: RV-10339A

SME: Rumanda Young, Ph.D.

The Americans with Disabilities Act/Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines (2010 Guidelines) developed by the U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (the Access Board) effectively replaces the 1991 ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) and the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS).

Chapter 7: Communication Elements and Features of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design focuses on ADA requirements for accessible modes of communication. In this course, you will learn about the requirements of Title II of the ADA for effective communication. Effective communication means that whatever is written or spoken must be as clear and understandable to people with disabilities as it is for people who do not have disabilities.
Questions answered within this course include:
  • What is effective communication?
  • What are auxiliary aids and services?
  • When is a state or local government required to provide auxiliary aids and services?
  • Who chooses the auxiliary aid or service that will be provided?

This course also provides criteria for basic elements within Chapter 7: Communication Elements and Features of
accessibility as established by the guidelines, including:

  • 701 General
  • 702 Fire Alarm Systems
  • 703 Signs
  • 704 Telephones
  • 705 Detectable Warnings
  • 706 Assistive Listening Systems
  • 707 Automatic Teller Machines and Fare Machines
  • 708 Two-Way Communication Systems
ATTN: The content in this course generally addresses requirements from the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) that is adopted with amendments in the 2015 Minnesota State Building Code in Minnesota Rules Chapter 1341. For specific requirements in the 2015 Minnesota Accessibility Code, please reference the following link: https://codes.iccsafe.org/content/MAC2015/toc
Course Objectives
At completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Comprehend different types of physical and mental disabilities as covered by ADA
  • Recognize the revised regulations for Title II and Title III, the organization of the new design standards, and learn about the requirements of Title II of the ADA for effective communication
  • Comprehend the changes made to Chapter 7: Communication Elements and Features by the enactment of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
  • Recognize the timeline for compliance with the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design for both new construction and alterations
  • Comprehend the importance of compliance with the ADA
  • Recognize who must comply with accessible laws and standards
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Rumanda Young, Ph.D.
Rumanda Young, Ph.D. Photo
Dr. Young is a Registered Landscape Architect (RLA) in the state of Texas and a Certified Planner (AICP).  She holds a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture (BLA) from the University of Arkansas, a master’s degree in city and regional planning (MCRP) with environmental planning emphasis from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Ph.D. in urban planning and public policy. Dr. Young also spent time abroad in Cheltenham, England at the University of Gloucestershire focusing on sustainable development practices, environmental planning, and resource management.
Dr. Young has eight years of private practice experience, six of which working with the firm Carter & Burgess, Inc. She was involved in a variety of work including a wide range of park and recreational planning and design projects. Landscape Architectural experience ranges from preparation of detail site design plans, inventory and analysis documents, park, recreation and open space master plans, city-wide comprehensive plans, interpretive prospectus documents, construction document preparation, and preparation of grant applications and rezoning applications for cities throughout Texas, Louisiana, North Carolina and Oklahoma.

Dr. Young currently works as a Military Master Planner with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in the Planning, Environmental, and Regulatory Branch.  Dr. Young is involved in a variety of work including a wide range of military planning, programming, and design projects. Project Management experience ranges from installation design guides to campus master plans. Projects also focus on the impacts of development on human health and the environment, and improvements through better siting, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of military projects.

Dr. Young is also an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, School of Architecture.  She teaches master’s level landscape architecture design studio course(s).

 

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