ADA Basics for Business Workshop

January 6, 2015

When:  Thursday, January 29th, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Where:  Holiday Inn Express, 121 Bank Street, Grass Valley

Registration:   FREE!  RSVP to or by calling (530) 265-1524 by January 23rd

ADA Workshop Flyer

Who Should Attend?

  • Business Owners
  • Commercial Property Owners
  • Real Estate Professionals
  • Contractors
  • Design Professionals
  • Retail Sales Professionals
  • Commercial Business Employees
  • Other Interested Parties

How this Workshop Will Help You
The workshop is designed to help improve understanding of ADA requirements and how they relate to each specific situation. It will give you the basic tools needed to be well informed when encountering ADA issues and requirements.  The workshop will also give you a basic understanding about specific disability access laws and State Senate Bills that relate to you.  The workshop will be informative in a timely manner so you will be able to retain as much information as possible that relates to you, your profession and/or your business.  Material will be provided to all workshop participants including ADA law summaries, checklists, guides and informational sources.  Each participant will also receive a copy of the workshop PowerPoint to reference during and after the presentation. Lunch and refreshments will be provided to all workshop participants.  This workshop qualifies towards California
Licensed Architects continued education unit requirements for disabled access training.

Craig Griesbach, CBO, CASp
Director of Building
County of Nevada
Building Department

Johnny Goetz
Chief Building Official
Town of Truckee
Building & Safety Department

Ana Acton
Executive Director
FREED Center for Independent Living

Questions That Will be Answered During the Workshop

  •  Am I affected by the ADA if I am not remodeling my building and/or business?
  • Am I required to have a public restroom in my business?
  • How can I help protect my business from ADA related lawsuits?
  • Are there any ADA requirements if I am leasing a commercial property?
  • Is my existing building “Grandfathered In” regarding certain ADA requirements?
  • Are there tax incentives if I complete ADA improvements for my building?
  • What are some inexpensive ways to improve disabled access for my building/facility?
  • What are my options if my business is subject to an ADA related lawsuit?

Morning Session (9-12):

  • What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
  • Existing Buildings/Facilities
  • Completing Tenant Improvements for Your Building Related to Disabled Access
  • Barrier Removal
  • Historical Buildings & the ADA
  • State Senate Bills That Affect You
  • Disabled Access Basics
  • Helpful Tips
  • ADA Information Sources/Tax Incentives
  • General Question/Answer

Afternoon Session (1-2:30):

  • Town Walk-About
    View examples of actual barriers in the community
    Ideas to best solve barrier removal
    Live experience with wheelchairs, canes, etc

Sponsored by:
County of Nevada Community Development Agency
City of Grass Valley Community Development Department
Town of Truckee Building & Safety Department
City of Nevada City
FREED Center for Independent Living
Nevada County Contractors Association (NCCA)

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