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Thursday, October 11, 2018






8:30 am - 9:15 amRegistration & Networking - Breakfast will not be provided.     
9:15 am - 9:30 amWelcome to CASI 2018 Summit Accessibility Codes And Standards Summit   Eric Sifuentes
CASI President
Magic Kingdom 2
9:30 am - 10:30 amKeynote - Disney ADA   Ric NoraMagic Kingdom 2
10:30 am - 11:00 amCCDA Update   Angela JemmottMagic Kingdom 2
11:00 am - 11:15 amExhibitor Break    Magic Kingdom 1 & 4
11:15 am - 12:15 pmUS Access Board Q&A   Scott WindleyMagic Kingdom 2
12:15 pm - 1:15 pmLunch Program   Eric Sifuentes
CASI President
Magic Kingdom 2
1:15 pm - 3:00 pmExpert Witness Preparation   Jim Terry
Bill Hecker
Magic Kingdom 2
3:00 pm - 3:15 pmExhibitor Break    Magic Kingdom 1 & 4
3:15 pm - 5:00 pmBREAKOUT SESSIONS #1     
 Legal Issues / Legal Update for CASps   Cris VaughanMagic Kingdom 2
 Detectable Warnings   Greg IzorMagic Kingdom 3
5:00 pm - 7:00 pmCocktail Reception / Networking    Magic Kingdom 1 & 4
7:00 pm Dinner on your own     

Friday, October 12, 2018






7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast & Networking    Magic Kingdom 1 & 4
8:30 am - 10:15 amBREAKOUT SESSIONS #2     
 EVCS and Codes Update   Ida ClairMagic Kingdom 2

Stepping Thru – Vignette Series (click here to learn more)
Accessibility: A Photographic Look at Recurrent Non-Complying Elements

   Janis KentMagic Kingdom 3
10:15 am - 10:45 amExhibitor Break    Magic Kingdom 1 & 4
10:45 am - 12:00 pmCode Discussion Table Talks    Magic Kingdom 2
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch / Visit with Exhibitors     Magic Kingdom 1 & 4
1:00 pm - 2:45 pmBREAKOUT SESSIONS #3     
 Housing - LA Case Study   Bill HeckerMagic Kingdom 2
 Signage   Scott WindleyMagic Kingdom 3
2:45 pm - 3:00 pmExhibitor Break    Magic Kingdom 1 & 4
3:00 pm - 4:45 pmCode Discussion Group Live - Q & A Panel   Ida Clair
Mark Wood
Jim Terry
Moderator: Bill Zellmer
Magic Kingdom 2
4:45 pm - 5:00 pmClosing Remarks and Raffle   Eric Sifuentes
CASI President
Magic Kingdom 2
5:30 pmCode Summit After Part - No-Host Bar     
Ida Clair, Architect, LEED AP
Ida Clair is a Principal Architect of the Codes and Standards at the Department of General Services Division of the State Architect (DSA). Ida has twenty-six years of experience as an architect in private practice and has been a Certified Access Specialist since 2009. She is responsible for regulation, policy, and interpretation development for California Title 24, Part 2, Chapter 11B, Accessibility regulations. As Principal Architect, Ida manages Accessibility, Fire and Life Safety, and Green Building programs in providing design and construction oversight for California K-12 schools and community colleges. She also oversees the Certified Access Specialist Program and CASp Examination development. Ida is a founding member of the Certified Access Specialist Institute and a Director on the Board of the AIA Central Valley.
Bill Hecker, Architect
Bill is an architect (registered in Colorado, Alabama, Louisiana and Georgia) who practices nationwide in the field of accessible design and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Consulting. His interest in accessible design began in college when he was on the winning design team for the 1983 Int'l. Special Olympics Village Competition at Louisiana State University, and he continued his involvement as a volunteer sports instructor serving those with Spina Bifida. While an architect at the Birmingham, Alabama firm of Evan Terry Associates, Bill spearheaded the ADA Consulting/Training efforts and was primary author of two books on ADA facility compliance (published by John Wiley & Sons - NY). He has conducted more than 100 public and private seminars on ADA/Accessibility compliance and surveyed more than 100 million square feet for access barriers. While with Evan Terry Associates, Bill consulted with or trained staff from IBM, Duke University, Rockwell International, MARTA (Metro Atlanta Regional Transit Authority), Georgia Tech University, Shoney's Restaurants, United Way and the American Banker's Association - just to name a few. Bill left Evan Terry in 1992 to start his own practice and has since split his energies among three broad areas - consulting on facility compliance requirements of federal laws (ADA, Fair Housing Act, ABA and Section 504 requirements of the Rehabilitation Act); training governmental and private organizations on those laws; and, acting as an expert witness/consultant to the US Department of Justice, private plaintiffs and defense attorneys on ADA and Fair Housing facility compliance cases.
Greg Izor, Architect, C-11157
Greg Izor is the Principal Architect and President of an access compliance consulting firm in Escondido, California. In the thirty-five years of operating his own architectural firm, he has provided services for a wide variety of projects, and won several local and national design awards. Mr. Izor is experienced in all phases of architectural services for residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional projects in both the private and public sector. He is currently specializing in providing ADA access compliance services, ADA training for professionals and expert testimony in ADA related litigation. Mr. Izor is a Certified Access Specialist in the State of California. Mr. Izor has provided access compliance services for both private, public and institutional clients over the last 15 years.
Angela Jemmott
Angela G. Jemmott has served as Executive Director California Commission on Disability Access (CCDA) since 2016, but as a part of the executive staff since 2011. She also currently serves on the California Building Standards Commission Code Advisory Committee. CCDA was formed by Legislature because it was concluded that despite the fact that state law has provided persons with disabilities the right to full and equal access to public facilities since the 60’s that persons with disabilities continue to be denied full and equal access to public facilities in many instances, but that compliance may be impeded, in some instances, by conflicting state and federal regulations, resulting in unnecessary litigation Therefore encompassed among Ms. Jemmott’ s various responsibilities are the leadership and management duties necessary to fulfill CCDA statutory mandates created by legislation. As a visionary, she has been incredibly successful in forming collaboration from the business, disability, legal, and government organizations. Under her leadership she has generated Listening Forums and Access Tools for the built professionals and business communities. Ms. Jemmott’ s passion and expertise has made her a sought out public speaker and provided her the opportunity to present in cities and counties across California on laws and public issues facing Californians in the area disability access. Her mantra is “TOGETHER WE CAN make an accessibly barrier free California”.
janis kent, architect
Janis Kent, FAIA, CASp is a licensed California Architect and has been involved with Access in the built environment since the mid-1980‘s. She is designated a Subject Matter Expert (SME) by the California Division of the State Architect, a Certified Access Specialist, and participates in developing the state CASp exams. In addition to having managed a variety of architectural projects, she has surveyed numerous facilities for accessibility compliance and provided quality control for facilities throughout the country. Ms. Kent has been asked to speak on Accessibility at a variety of venues from Dwell conventions in Los Angeles, to Design DC in Washington, to National AIA Conventions in Chicago, New Orleans, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Orlando, and New York, the California Public Parking Association, the Nevada State Board of Architecture, Interior and Residential Design, as well as numerous business associations and AIA Chapters. As the Founding President of the Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI), she steered the organization to serve those involved with access in the built environment both in private practice as well as the public sector. Her most recent book "ADA in Details – Interpreting the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design," published by Wiley, is considered a top resource on Access – “... the most comprehensive and useful tool available for anyone involved in the field of accessibility compliance. The book explains compliance with concise bullet point summaries of the requirements that are integrated into a wealth of exceptionally useful annotated and dimensioned illustrations, all with the applicable reference sections cited.”
Richard Nora
James Terry, Architect .# C-017702
As a specialist in the ADA and accessible design, Mr. Terry has presented hundreds of training programs to building owners, managers, and designers and has worked with federal agencies, public entities, and private corporations nationwide including half of the twenty largest companies in the US. Mr. Terry coordinates a two-day ADA seminar for design professionals with the Harvard University Office of Executive Education, which he has been teaching since 1993. He has written over a dozen books on ADA Facilities Compliance with Evan Terry Associates that have sold over 150,000 copies altogether. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of ADA Coordinators and co-chairs the Education and Events Committee of the Accessibility Professionals Association. For the last five years, Mr. Terry has spearheaded ETA’s development of Corada.com, the Comprehensive Online Resource on the ADA.
Cris Vaughan, CASp, ADAC Attorney at Law
Cris Vaughan is admitted to practice law in California and Nevada, as well as various federal district courts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He has been attorney of record in more than 500 disabled access litigation cases in both state and federal court. He is a certified accessibility specialist who assists businesses in complying with state and federal accessibility laws, thus avoiding or limiting the expense of litigation or damage claims. He has lectured and taught seminars to business and professional groups throughout California on a wide range of ADA issues and access compliance. He has also represented a number of public entities and served as a deputy county counsel where he litigated civil rights, employment and personnel matters.
Scott Windley, Accessibility Specialist
Scott Windley has been staff at the Board since 1997. He previously worked at The Center for Universal Design as well as the University of Idaho’s Facilities Planning and Design Department as an Intern Architect. Mr. Windley received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Idaho. Currently, at the Board, Mr. Windley is lead staff on the Board’s public rights-of-way rulemaking, provides technical assistance and training on the ADAAG, PROWAG, and other standards, and works with a team of staff on all the board’s graphics production. He has given many presentations to students, advocates, and professionals on accessibility issues and guidelines, across the country for over 20 years. He has served on many NCHRP and TCRP panels for the Transportation Research Board. Mr. Windley currently serves on the railroad and light rail transit technical committee of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
Mark Wood, CBO, CASp
Mark is a retired Building Official for the City of Davis. Mark is co-owner and principal with California Certified Accessibility Specialists, Inc. (CalCasp) and Co-Founder of BlueDAG, ADA Inspection and Compliance Software for Public and Private Entities. He is a past president and board member of the Sacramento Valley Association of Building Officials (SVABO), a Certified Access Specialist (CASp #043), and founding member of the Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI). Mark is a Subject Matter Expert volunteering for the Division of the State Architect (DSA) CASp Committee tasked with question development for the CASp Certification Exam. Recently, Mark was selected to a team of national experts working on a comparative analysis of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design and the 2010 California Building Code completed in March 2012. CalCasp provides Federal and State accessibility instruction throughout the State including for the Sacramento Valley Association of Building Officials (SVABO), and the American Institute of Architects Central Valley and San Francisco Chapters (AIA), state college system and university architects. Mark is producer and contributor to the ADA Shop Talk podcast available on ITunes & Google Play.

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The group rate at the Disneyland Hotel for CASI attendees is SOLD OUT. Please call 714-520-5005 to check pricing and availability.

Other hotels near the Disneyland Hotel - please call to check pricing and availability: 

Grand Legacy At The Park
1650 S. Harbor Blvd. Anaheim, CA 92802
Est: $204 a night

Hilton Anaheim 
777 W Convention Way, Anaheim, California, 92802
Est: $150 a night

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Anaheim Resort - Convention Center  
2085 South Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, California, 92802
Est: $200 a night

Bring your family and friends along and take advantage of endless opportunities to enjoy your time together. There’s magic to be found throughout The Happiest Place on Earth! With two amazing Theme Parks and the Downtown Disney® District, the world-famous Disneyland Resort is where Guests of all ages can discover wonder, joy, and excitement. There are more than 100* can’t-miss attractions, shows, and dining experiences.

Specially-priced Disneyland® Resort Theme Park tickets are available on the online Ticket Store for CASI attendees

Attendees to purchase discounted theme park tickets prior to arrival.
These special ticket prices are not available once you arrive at the Resort.

The ticket store closes at 9:00 PM PST on Sunday, October 7, 2018.

Tickets are valid from 10/07/2018 through 10/18/2018.

Don't delay! Prices are subject to change without notice.

These specially priced tickets are intended only for guests that are participating in CASI 2018 Accessibility Codes & Standards Summit. Only the registered attendee is allowed to purchase tickets from this discounted ticket store link and can purchase up to 8 tickets maximum. Disneyland® reserve the right to contact the ticket purchaser to request event registration confirmation. If it is discovered that the purchaser of the ticket is not participating or attending this event it will be considered a misuse of this offer and ticket, and the ticket(s) will be blocked and will not be eligible for a refund. In addition, these tickets cannot be purchased for the purpose of being resold.

*All attractions and entertainment may be seasonal and are subject to change without notice. Please check show guide for availability and times.

Other Things To Do:

A Magical Night at the Movies
On select evenings, curl up under the stars or gather ‘round inside to watch special screenings of popular Disney films. Simply ask a Cast Member about specific movie details during check-in. Viewing areas open 30 minutes before showtime and attendees are encouraged to bring refreshments (glass containers are prohibited) for the show.

Get Up & Go Power Walk
Rise and shine! Enjoy this very FAST-paced 2-mile power walk through Disney California Adventure Park before it comes to life. Kindly note these requirements:

  • This is a special offer for Guests staying at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort.
  • Beginning promptly at 6:00 AM, this group power walk requires all Guests to be able to keep a 15-minute mile pace and is not recommended for those with knee, hip or joint limitations.
  • Athletic shoes are required.
  • The minimum age to participate is 14 years (17 and under must be accompanied by a guardian).
  • Strollers and cameras are not permitted.
  • This activity may be subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.

Sign-ups are required. To reserve your space, sign up at the Guest Services desk in the main lobby of any of the 3 Disneyland Park Resort Hotels. There is no fee to participate. Activity time and availability are subject to change without notice.

Fitness Center
Work out and stay fit while on vacation at the Fitness Center located near the Magic Kingdom Lawn. Treadmills, bicycles (regular and recumbent), ellipticals, stair climbers, free weights and weight machines are available to Guests of the Disneyland Hotel seeking exercise while on vacation.

Learn more about fitness centers at the Disneyland Resort.

Island-Time Evenings
In the evenings, drift towards the glowing tiki torches by the Trader Sam's – Enchanted Tiki Bar patio for cocktails and live, acoustic music nightly—or cozy up at the outdoor fireplace nearby.

Poolside Cabanas
Located near the Monorail Slide and E-Ticket Pool, poolside cabanas at the Disneyland Hotel invite you to lounge the day away in luxurious comfort and style.

Learn more about poolside cabanas at the Disneyland Resort.

Trivia Challenges
Visiting Disneyland Park? Test your Disney knowledge as you hunt for answers to trivia questions at "the Happiest Place on Earth."

Pick up a trivia question sheet at the Guest Services desk in the main lobby and then head over to Disneyland Park to find the answers. Once you’ve succeeded in answering all the questions, head back to Guest Services to receive your special themed prize. Please note that theme park admission is required.

Trivia challenges are available for various attractions. Please visit Guest Services for current offerings.

Anaheim is in the heart of gorgeous Southern California. With its sunny skies, beautiful climate and excess of indoor and outdoor activity, Anaheim is a premier family vacation destination. Within a few minutes, you can enjoy the rays on one of many Anaheim/Orange County beaches, experience fabulous shopping or explore the area’s outdoor recreation. There is never a shortage of fun-filled, year-round things to do for the whole family.