This year, over 280 individuals throughout the State attended to
hear the exciting news from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on their adoption of
the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design.
Hawaii was fortunate to be one of the first conferences nationally that
hosted both the DOJ and the U.S. Access Board as they discussed the compliance
date of the new regulations and some of the new ADAAG technical provisions.
This year's conference covered diverse topics such as
Medical Facilities, Public Rights-of-Way, Transportation Facilities, Acoustics,
Historic Preservation, Restaurants, Retail Facilities, Plumbing, Common Errors
and Corrections and even an overview of the various accessibility laws,
guidelines, and standards.
would like to thank all of our guest speakers, without their hard work
and support we would not have been able to provide such a conference. These individuals gave of their time
and knowledge and we are extremely appreciative of their efforts.
guest speakers were:
Ms. Marsha Mazz
Ms. Lois Thibault
Mr. Glenn Mason
Mr. John Harada
Mr. Paul Sheriff
Mr. Dean Aoki
We are pleased that so many of you turned in your conference
evaluations. We know how much
information there was on the new accessibility guidelines and have taken all
your comments into consideration.
Some of you have asked for more references that can be made available
and many of you have requested additional training on the technical provisions
on the guidelines. Stay tuned for
more upcoming information as DCAB is working hard to fulfill your
requests. We are planning to post
soon on our web site more information on the relevant portions of the DOJ rules
relating to facility design for Titles II and III. In addition, we are discussing plans for
an all-day training on the new technical provisions of the 2010 Standards for
Accessible Design sometime next year.