AIA|LA Accessibility Seminar "Stepping Thru Interior Elements & Access"
February 23, 9:30AM-3:30PM
3780 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 800. Los Angeles, CA 90010

AIA|LA Accessibility Seminars

Stepping Thru Interior Elements & Access

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017. 9:30AM-3:30PM. 

AIA Los Angeles - 3780 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 800. Los Angeles, CA 90010.

Awards 5.0 ADA/HSW hours. This course satisfies the State of CA's 5 hours of accessibility requirement for license renewal. 

AIA Members: $170 - Non-Members: $240

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. 


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