Kathy Gips, Director of Training, New England ADA Center, provides technical assistance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act, the federal Fair Housing Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the regulations of the Mass Architectural Access Board.
ADA requires accessibility in employee-only areas and the Massachusetts accessibility regulations do not;
Massachusetts covers private residential and the ADA does not. Kathy will present critical areas where the regulations of the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board and the ADA Standards differ. She will discuss where the requirements conflict and present a few resolutions. Finally, since the ADA is a civil rights law, requirements for accessibility in older buildings not planning alterations will be addressed.