Accessibility Matters, LLC

Accessibility Matters, LLC
Accessibility Matters, LLC offers customized training programs nationwide to all businesses in all industries, building owners and managers, design and construction professionals, commercial and multi-family residential real estate developers, and government entities in their efforts to meet compliance with accessibility laws and codes such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 (FHAA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA), International Building Code (IBC), PA Uniform Construction Code, City of Pittsburgh Building Code, Illinois Accessibility Code (IAC), Title 24-California Disability Accessibility Guidelines, Texas Accessibility Standards, Ohio Access Code, Georgia Accessibility Code, among others.
We have developed a valuable training "toolkit" that offers guidance and best practices in accessible design and construction, facilities management and program access.
Whether you're a designer, builder, work in facilities management or government, we encourage you to take advantage of this specialized training, which will benefit you in your day-to-day decision-making on accessibility issues and provide you the opportunity to put into practice the "tools of the trade" needed to ensure maximum accessibility compliance.
Customized training programs include but are not limited to:
ADA 101
ADA and Small Business
2010 ADA Regulations & Standards: "Out with the Old, In with the New"
Designing with Code Officials in Mind
Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988: "Home Sweet Accessible Home"
Emergency Preparedness
Accessibility Matters, LLC is based in Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Carol Cocuzzi has more than 20 years experience in the field of accessibility consulting. As a certified Accessibility Specialist/ Plans Examiner through the International Codes Council, she has helped large and small businesses improve the accessibility of their buildings and open their doors to customers and employees with disabilities. Her services include existing building and construction
evaluations, plan review, product review, training programs, and self-evaluation and transition plan development and implementation assistance.
Ms. Cocuzzi has a thorough working knowledge of Federal Regulations including ADA Title I: Employment, Title II: State and Local Government Programs, Services, and Activities, and Title III: Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Architectural Barriers Act, and Fair Housing Act of 1988. She is also well-versed in the scoping and technical provisions of International Building Code (IBC).
Ms. Cocuzzi has joined hundreds of design teams nationwide to ensure accessibility compliance on projects including but not limited to PNC Park (Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates), Boardwalk at Lakeside (a 150-unit gated community in Elk Grove, California, North Fayette Township Community Park, UPMC Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (multiple residential communities), White Castle Restaurant, Cleveland Ohio, Chipotle Restaurant, Denver Colorado, as well as military installations located in within the United States.
As a woman who has lived with a disability for most of her life, Ms. Cocuzzi has a unique understanding to the needs, challenges, and issues that face people with disabilities in their everyday lives. This sensitivity allows her to bring a personal and creative approach to resolving accessibility problems, particularly as it relates to removing barriers within existing structures, and in new design, construction, and furniture/ equipment usability and functionality.
Ms. Cocuzzi has assisted design and construction professionals on the front end of projects while still on paper, rather than on the back end when corrections involving the replacement of bricks and mortar are much more costly to make.
Ms. Cocuzzi has developed and presented numerous training programs and seminars to businesses, local government, design and construction professionals, and non-profit organizations including but not limited to the American Institute of Architects Pittsburgh and District of Columbia Chapters, Astorino, IKM, Inc., Desmone Architects, Moss Architects, Renaissance 3 Architects, North Fayette Township, Beau Chen Architects, RTKL Architects, Inc., American Society of Interior Designers, Construction Specialists International, and U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
2010 ADA Regulations-Standards Out with the OldIn with the New instructor led trainingDVDworkshop / seminartrain the trainer : On September 15, 2010, the Department of Justice published in the Federal Register the Final Regulations for Titles II and III, and the adopted the New ADA Standards for Accessible Design, with some changes. These regulations will go into effect on March 15, 2011. Compliance with the 2010 Standards is permitted immediately, but not required until March 15, 2012. more...
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  • G asked: Hi Ms Cocuzzi, I attended one of your seminars at DesignDC . I am not sure how you can help me, but I am at a deadend with trying to get help for my sister (who has MS and mobility problems). We are trying to work with the providers to get her a wheelchair that suits her needs. the health provider's consultant recommends a Catalyst (which is a semi-automatic- self prpelled after starting w/ hands). This has to be fabricated in Arizona and they say it cost $, (of which the wheelchair cost only $). My concern is that it does not have a mechanism to slow down, which will prevent her from navigating down a slop w/ o assistance. More important, is $, a reasonable price? I know there are a lot of facts left out to give me any advice, but I am looking for a place to start. If you can give me any advice, it will be very appreciated. Thanks, , RA about Accessibility Matters, LLC
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