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Presenter: Kristi J. Avalos

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Part 1, Tuesday, August 25, 2020
11:00 am - 2:45 pm CDT (incl. a 15-min. break)

Designing for Accessibility under TAS, ADA Standards and IBC

   Complying with Federal and State Accessibility Requirements
   History and development of the Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS)
   History and development of the International Building Code (IBC) Development of the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design
   Relationship between ADA federal requirements, IBC and TAS
   Entities and facilities that are covered
   Scoping requirements
   Readily-achievable barrier removal
   New construction
   New policies and procedures
   Safe harbors

Part 2, Wednesday, August 26, 2020
11:00 am - 2:45 pm CDT (incl. a 15-min. break)

Designing for Accessibility under TAS, ADA Standards and IBC

   Meeting Standards TAS, ADA and IBC
   Path of travel
   Accessible parking
   Exterior accessible routes
   Ramps and stairways
   Entrances and doors
   Interior accessible routes
   Accessible toilet facilities
   Drinking fountains
   Signage standards
   Accessible kitchen facilities
   Assembly areas
   Assistive listening systems
   Recreational facilities
   New Materials/Technologies and Anticipated Developments
      in Codes/Standards

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

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Windows 7 - 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) - macOS Catalina (10.15)

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The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

Internet connection:
 Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Interior Designers
  • Contractors
  • Home Inspectors

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

     7.0 HSW CEPHs/CE Hours
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

International Code Council
     .7 CEUs (Accessibility)

Texas Code Enforcement Officials
     7.0 CE Hours

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to Texas professional engineers and 7.0 HSW CEPHs, including the required 1.0 hour of barrier-free design. Educators and courses to Texas architects are not subject to preapproval in Texas.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this event for 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES course information under this seminar listing. Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES.

Professional engineers and architects seeking continuing education credit in states other than Texas will be able to claim the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

The Texas Code Enforcement Officer Registration Program has approved HalfMoon Education as a continuing education provider. This course offers 7.0 continuing education hours.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Accessibility (HalfMoon Education Preferred Provider No. 1232).

This seminar offers contractors a non-credit continuing education opportunity. It has not been submitted to any state contractor licensing entity for continuing education approval.

Course completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete the webinar in its entirety, respond to all the verification prompts during the instruction, and earn a score of 80% on the quiz that follows the instruction (multiple attempts allowed).


Kristi J. Avalos

Kristi J. Avalos is President and CEO of Accessology Too, LLC, a firm dedicated to providing consulting services to building owners, architects, municipalities and company owners regarding compliance with state and federal disability laws. Ms. Avalos founded Accessology in 1990 after 12 years in the airline industry, where she played a crucial role in ensuring industry compliance with the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA). Since then, Accessology has grown to provide not only state plan reviews and inspections, but also national and international consulting services. Considered a true expert in her field, Ms. Avalos is also a sought-after witness for ADA/ACAA legal cases and has been named on more than 40 cases nationwide. Recognizing the value of educating others on the importance of removing attitudinal architectural barriers, she proudly offers training on both federal and state accessibility standards throughout the US.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $199.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Designing for Accessibility under TAS, ADA Standards and IBC

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This 7.0 hour live, in-person, lecture presentation examines accessibility standards prescribed by three codes: the Texas Accessibility Standards, the American with Disabilities Act, and the International Building Code.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify easily removable barriers to achieve accessibility, and they will be able to describe standard differences between remodel projects and new construction.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to comply with TAS, ADA, and IBC accessibility standards for entrances and doors, interior routes, toilet facilities, showers, drinking fountains, signage, kitchen, assembly areas, and assistive listening systems.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain the relationship between Americans with Disability Act, the International Building Code, Texas Accessibility Standards, and building codes, and they will be able to identify which buildings and facilities are covered by these standards.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to comply with TAS, ADA, and IBC accessibility standards for travel paths, recreational facilities, exterior routes, and ramps and stairways.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSW

Prerequisites: Experience with design and construction and code compliance

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 07/14/2023

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.