In 2012 we witnessed the most comprehensive changes to the ADA and the ADA Standards for Accessible Design since the ADA law was passed and the regulations became effective. Learn how these changes will impact meeting planning and access to facilities from Robert W. Pike, a disability rights advocate, wheelchair user and attorney. He will discuss these changes in light of an update to his planning guide “Accessible Meeting, Events and Conferences – Information, Resources and Checklists.”
The presentation will include a 2013 update to his publication “Accessible Meetings, Events and Conferences – Information, Resources and Checklists” that will include the changes to the ADA federal regulations and Standards for Accessible Design that directly impact meeting and event planning. Learn what the changes to the law will mean for meeting planning and how to work with facility owners to insure that these issues are addressed at the planning stage and not during an event where solutions are limited and costly.
Approved for 1 CE for Facilities and Services.
Bio: Robert W. Pike graduated from the University of Washington in 1975 with a B.A. in both Political Science and Communication. He graduated from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College in 1980 with a Juris Doctor. Mr. Pike is founder and President of Environmental Access Inc., one of the first consulting firms in the nation created to provide Universal Design and Access Consulting Services. Mr. Pike has over 35 years of experience advising both the public and private sector on the requirements of state and federal accessibility requirements. As a wheelchair user and attorney, Mr. Pike is a sought‐after speaker who conducts trainings on all aspects of the ADA and Disability Awareness and has the unique ability to explain legal requirements from a personal and functional perspective. He received his training on the ADA from the U.S. Department of Justice and EEOC sponsored trainings conducted by the Disability Rights & Education Defense Fund including educating trainers. He served as a member of the U.S. Access Board’s Recreation Access Committee and as the Chair of the State Access Committee and was a State of Oregon Designee appointed by the Governor to advise city and county building officials on the requirements of the Oregon Building Code Chapter 11.
Member Supplier Host:
Cari Stear, CGMP & Brooke McDermott
Crowne Plaza Lake Oswego
14811 Kruse Oaks Drive
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
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