Accessibility Seminar: "Stepping Thru Toilet & Bathing Facilities – What Makes Them Accessible"
March 10, 9:30AM-3:30PM
AIA Los Angeles - 3780 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 800, Los Angeles 90010

AIA Accessibility Seminars

Stepping Thru Toilet & Bathing Facilities – What Makes Them Accessible

Friday, March 10. 9:30AM-3:30PM

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

An in-depth look at the technical and scoping requirements for Access and how it impacts toilet and bathing facility design, whether single-user, multi-user, or multiple single user, including the requirements for each of the individual components.

  • Understand overall scoping and spatial parameters within a toilet or bathing facility
  • Review differences between single and multi-user facilities
  • Learn technical requirements for the various elements typically found within a a toilet or bathing facility
  • Overview critical design factors for compliant facility design
Presenter Bio
Janis Kent, FAIA, CASp is the Founding President of the Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI), serving those involved with access, whether private practice or public sector. She has given presentations on Accessibility at numerous venues from Dwell On Design in Los Angeles, to Design DC in Washington, to the National AIA Conventions in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, New Orleans, and upcoming in Orlando. Her new book being published by Wiley – “ADA in Details – Interpreting the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design” is due out April 2017. Her previous book, the second edition of Stepping Through Accessible Details, is described by the Secretary of the San Francisco Access Appeals Commission as, “The most comprehensive and thorough compilation of accessibility information I have encountered.” 

Ms. Kent is designated a Subject Matter Expert (SME) by the California Division of the State Architect, a Certified Access Specialist, and serves on the committee to develop the California state CASp exams. She has conducted seminars for the Nevada State Board of Architecture, Interior, and Residential Design and has presented to business associations including AIA Chapters, US Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), Manufactured Housing Educational Trust (MHET), California Public Parking Association (CPPA), the Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing (SCANPH), the University of California Construction Services, the California State University - Capital Planning, Design, and Construction, and for the ICC Orange Empire Chapter.

Ms. Kent is a licensed California Architect, and has been involved in the specialized field of Accessibility since the mid-1980’s. Aside from training and drawing review, she also serves as an expert witness. She has managed a wide range of architectural projects, surveyed numerous facilities for accessibility compliance, and provided quality control and property assessments on access throughout the country.

To our seminar guests: If you require auxiliary aids and services related to a vision, hearing, or speech disability, please contact the Chapter Office. Request for accommodation should be

made as far in advance as possible, but preferably at least ten (10) business days prior to the program date. Please be specific in your request, and please let us know at least three (3)

days prior to the event if your plans change and you are unable to attend.