Accessibility training geared for building and architectural professionals offered in Las Vegas

On September 6th and 7th, 2006, there will be a two-day accessibility training program primarily geared for architects, contractors, and building managers at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The training will be offered through United Spinal Association’s Accessibility Services programregistered providers of continuing education with both the International Code Council (ICC) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Participants can attend the training on one day or both days. On September 6th from 9:00am to 5:00pm, there will be a full-day training on commercial accessibility requirements. The fee is $150. On September 7th from 9:00am to 1:00pm, the focus will be on residential accessibility requirements. The fee for this session is $85.00. A discounted fee is available to those registering for both sessions.

“Access to housing is critical to access to jobs and living independently,” said Dominic Marinelli, Director of Accessibility Services. “Education about building codes is a key element in removing some of the unnecessary challenges faced daily by people with disabilities.”

Participants in this training, who are AIA members, can obtain credit towards Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) credit. For those attendees that do not need AIA or ICC credits, certificates will be provided.

To register or for more information about United Spinal’s Accessibility Services program, please visit If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Perry, Compliance Specialist, United Spinal Association, at or 610.757.0044.