Designing for Children

Thursday, August 3, 2023


Children with disabilities need accessible design that differs from design for adults with disabilities, such as the dimensions of sinks and drinking fountains, dining surfaces, water closets and toilet compartments, and handrails. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards provide requirements that ensure daycare's, preschools, elementary schools, play facilities, and children’s museums are designed with accessibility for children with disabilities. This webinar will review the scoping and technical requirements in the ADA and ABA Standards for spaces and elements specifically designed for use by people with disabilities who are 12 years old and younger. Presenters will discuss accessibility requirements for toilet rooms, classrooms, play areas and components, and ground surfaces. Special guest speaker Bill Botten will present and impart his knowledge from decades of accessibility advocacy for children and recreation.

This webinar will include video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning. Participants may submit questions in advance of the webinar during the registration process or may ask questions during the live session.

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William (Bill) Botten, Accessibility Consultant

Josh Schorr, Training Coordinator and Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board