Accessible Design and Building Standards
The California Building Code Title 24 (CBC) regulations and 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design (2010 ADA Standards) contain the scoping and technical requirements for providing accessibility to sites, facilities, buildings and elements by individuals with disabilities. Stay current with the latest information and resources on school facility accessible design and construction standards.
2016 California Access Compliance Advisory Reference Manual (effective January 1, 2017) – This updated version of the Advisory Manual includes the full text of the 2016 CBC Chapter 11B standards and other state accessibility provisions along with advisory and explanatory comments from the Division of State Architect and the U.S. Department of Justice.
California law establishes all-gender restroom signage requirements (March 2017) – This Risk Review article discusses the new state law, regulations and DSA Bulletin 17-01 regarding new requirements for the use of gender-neutral signage in all new construction and existing single-user, gender-specific restrooms in school and district facilities.
2013 California Access Compliance Advisory Reference Manual (updated July 1, 2015) - This prior code version of the Manual contains the full text of the 2013 CBC Chapter 11B and other state accessibility provisions including those recently adopted during the 2013 Intervening Code Adoption Cycle Supplement which became effective on July 1, 2015.
DSA IR 11B-10 - This California Divsion of State Architect Interpretation of Regulations document provides important clarification and guidance on the existing requirements and associated costs on certain projects to upgrade accessible paths of travel outside the defined project work area.
Significant Changes to the 2013 California Building Code Chapter 11B Accessibility Standards (Updated 1-21-14) - A chapter-by-chapter review of the key changes in the newly effective 2013 CBC accessible building standards from the previous 2010 version.
2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design - Full text of the updated federal accessibility building standards in a screen or print version. This includes scoping and technical requirements for new construction and alteration projects for all schools and district facilities.
Accessible Schools webinar program (December 2011) – This presentation from the U.S. Access Board and Great Lakes ADA Center provides a broad overview of several of the new important provisions for schools in the 2010 ADA Standards.