Accessible Retail Spaces and Restaurants


Thursday, February 2, 2023
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Description

The holidays may have passed, but shopping and eating out in the new year continue for many people, including those with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards require retail spaces and restaurants to be accessible, from the accessible route at a site arrival point to public entrances to interior spaces of establishments. This webinar session will provide an overview of the ADA and ABA accessibility requirements for parking, entrances, queues and waiting lines, food service lines, dressing and fitting rooms, fixed dining surfaces, including bar seating, sales and service counters, and checkout aisles at retail spaces and restaurants. Additionally, Access Board Accessibility Specialists will address frequently asked questions about these spaces and their elements. This webinar will include video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the live webinar. Webinar attendees can earn continuing education credits.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
ACTCP 1.5
AIA HSW CES 1.5
Certificate of Attendance 1.5
ICC 1.5
LA CES 1.5

Speakers:

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

Scott Windley, TA Coordinator and Senior Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board

Questions for presenters:

1 Is there any requirement for access around clothing racks within retail spaces? I've been to many retailers where an able-bodied person can't fit around racks let alone a wheelchair bound person.
2 Could you specifically address the eternal question of table bases and their interference (or not) with the 17" knee/toe clearances? For a center-post table, other than a fixed post, are there any that pass inspection (particularly the round base or the 4-leg star-shape base)?
3 Is there a clear diagram I can show to my restaurateur clients showing the clearance between the tables (aisle width)?
4 Many retail and restaurants have extended their business footprint to outdoor-style parklets (typically within the curb parking lane) or sidewalk tables. Does Access Board have any guidelines to make these outdoor spaces accessible while maintaining ADA access in the ROW?
5 Please discuss the types of POS cash wrap designs as to the required width and length AND DEPTH of counter required. Is there a compliant way to make the accessible portion 12" deep vs. 24" deep? Retail POS is often different than restaurant as retail has "pick up strategy" bins/shelves projecting along the length of counter for impulse buying.
6 Do the retail brackets which project off the rear wall of a retail display constitute a Protruding Object? Is it a protruding object when the clothes are hanging on the bracket? If there are no clothes/items hanging from the empty bracket does that create a protruding object w/o any substance for cane detection?
7 This seminar should qualify for the California Architecture Licensure Report Form since California requires coursework on disability access requirements that include information and practical guidance concerning the requirements imposed by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law 101- 336; 42 U.S.C. Sec. 12101. Please confirm that the California Architecture Licensure Report Form will be available for the seminar. Thank you.
8 What is your standard dimension between the front of the table and the back of the chair? This will help designers dimension the distance between 2 tables a pass way needs to be.
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