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Providing Access to Historic Sites

August 25, 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Providing Access to Historic Sites:

Historic Preservation and the Americans with Disabilities Act

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historic brick buildingLearn how to make historic sites accessible without compromising the integrity of their rich history.

Contrary to popular myth, historic properties must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Let us show you how! Join us for this practical workshop where we’ll share concrete examples of how historic properties can increase accessibility and come into ADA compliance while still maintaining their historical significance.

A guided tour of the Ladies’ Library Association building including it’s accessibility renovations will be offered following the workshop.

This workshop is on Thursday, August 25,coffee & check-in at 9:00 a.m., workshop 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Ladies’ Library Association located at 333 S. Park Street, Kalamazoo. Parking available at the southwest corner of Lovell & Park (across Lovell from Ladies’ Library).

Advanced registration required. Please use the registration button above or call (269) 982-7761to register.
Let us know when registering if you need an accommodation.

This is a fragrance-free environment. Please do not wear perfume, cologne or other scented products.

This workshop is funded in part by the ADA Michigan, an affiliate of the Great Lakes ADA Center, through grant #H133A110029 from the National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation and Research (NIDRR).

Presenter: Rex Pace from U.S. Access Board

Rex Pace joined the Access Board in April 2011 as a senior accessibility specialist and serves as its technical assistance coordinator.

Pace has over 28 years of experience in accessible design. Most recently, he served as an accessibility specialist with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Disability Rights Section where he provided technical and architectural assistance on the ADA standards to attorneys and management. During his time at the Department of Justice, Pace was involved in a number of investigations including his role as the accessibility consultant for Mt. Vernon.

Prior to joining the Department of Justice he was a consultant specializing in accessible and universal design in Raleigh, North Carolina and earlier served as coordinator of technical assistance and a lead designer for the Center for Universal Design at North Carolina State University. He began work in this field in 1987 as a designer and illustrator at Barrier Free Environments, Inc. under his mentor Ron Mace, FAIA, a leading pioneer, and renowned expert in accessible design

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This workshop is funded in part by the ADA Michigan, an affiliate of the Great Lakes ADA Center, through grant #H133A110029 from the National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation and Research (NIDRR).

Details

Date:
August 25, 2016
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Organizer

Disability Network Southwest Michigan
Phone:
269-345-1516
Website:
www.dnswm.org

Venue

Ladies’ Library Association
333 S. Park Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001 United States
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