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Accessible Design and Construction Requirements of Section 504

Accessible Design and Construction Requirements of Section 504

Course Description: Federally funded design and construction triggers the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehab Act of 1973, an often misunderstood federal accessibility law which seeks to prevent discrimination, based on disability, under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Learn how to apply the scoping provisions of the law and the requirements of its referenced technical criteria, the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS), to federally funded multifamily housing projects.

Learning Objectives:

    Learn the general scoping requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
    Review the similarities/differences between the scoping requirements of the Fair Housing Amendments Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
    Learn the key technical requirements of the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS) applicable to dwelling units
    Learn the key technical requirements of the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS) applicable to public and common-use spaces
    Review case studies that illustrate violations and realistic solutions to common design and construction errors

Credit: 1 LU HSW