Mary Austin Home – Independence

Several thousand accessibility regulations have been changed in the 2013 California Building Code to conform to the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), including changing the numbering format.  The changes apply broadly to publicly funded buildings, structures, sidewalks, curbs and related facilities; privately funded public accommodations and commercial facilities; and public housing and private housing available for public use.

Although SB 1608   has provided certain legal rights for facilities which have been inspected by a Certified Access Specialist (CASp), non-compliance with ADA and CBC regulations is still susceptible to litigation in federal or state court.  CBC regulations have not been certified by the Department of Justice as equal to ADA regulations.


Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)Accessibility Sign

Building Code

Division of the State Architect

City of Berkeley

City of Irvine

City of Los Angeles

City of Riverside












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