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Accessibility Webinar: Stepping Through Interior Elements

Once you step thru the door into the interior of a building you encounter a countless number of different elements, each with its own parameters, and all are connected by an accessible route. There are requirements not only for the item itself but also how it relates to the facility as a whole. Whether we are talking about furniture or cabinetry, drinking fountains or sinks, machines or telephones, restaurant or assembly seating, they are all overlaid with their own requirements relating to reach ranges, clear floor space, and operating force. We will review a number of these elements regarding their technical and scoping requirements to better increase our language and understanding for accessible design.

An overview of the different elements typically encountered in the interior world once you step thru the door that can either to create or interfere with an accessible environment.


  • Understand the scoping and technical requirements for various interior elements.
  • Review clear floor space for different elements and its relationship to the accessible route.
  • Learn requirements for adjacency and dispersion within a space or building.
  • Overview reach range, approach, and the impact of operating force on elements in interiors.

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September 25, 2015
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Event Price
Class Credit
5.0 LU/HSW


AIA Long Beach | South Bay