This course highlights some of the more important changes that need to be addressed in meeting accessibility requirements for those that are aging and have disabilities in communities and cities. Today more than 46 million Americans are over the age of 65 and this number will continue to grow each year. By 2035, 78 million people will be 65 years and older in the U.S.
This 2 CE hour Texas Accessibility Standards course examines 2 critical sections of the 2012 Architectural Barriers Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS) for those who are aging and those with disabilities. These sections cover Accessible routes and Communication Element and Features, as well as the design and building requirements needed within these sections to comply with the TAS standards.
AIA CES Registered Course Number: AIAPDH175
Number of AIA CES Learning Units/HSW: 2 LU/HSW (2 hours)
- Explore the reasons why accessible design is important in your professional practice for the now and the future.
- Discover and review the TAS standards for accessible routes and communication elements and features to be better prepared for design and building.
- Identify some of the key changes within the TAS standards that may cause compliance issues if left unnoticed.
- Review all accessible routes and Communication elements and make sure they are compliant with the latest TAS accessibility standards.