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Designing an Accessible University

Resources to support ADA and CBC compliance and promote Universal Design.

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Keegan Houser

Universal Design Principles

Defining Universal Design:

The design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without adaptation or specialized design.

Technical Infeasibility Exemptions

Defining Technical Infeasibility

An alteration of a building or a facility that has little likelihood of being accomplished because the existing structural conditions require the removal or alteration of a load- bearing member that is an essential part of the structural frame, or because other existing physical or site constraints prohibit modification or addition of elements, spaces or features that are in full and strict compliance with the minimum requirements for new construction and which are necessary to provide accessibility.

Unreasonable Hardship Exemptions

Defining Unreasonable Hardship

An alteration of an existing building or a facility in which compliance would make the specific work of the project infeasible based on: