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ADA Compliance…What Every FM Needs to Know

June 21, 2018
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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150 N. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60601


ADA Compliance…What Every FM Needs to Know

Americans with Disabilities Act has existed since 1990 and largely affects the way we build and manage what is required in our spaces.  We know the ADA standards and regulations exist but how much do you really know about them?  Come and join us as we do an overview on this very important subject:


  • We will touch on the overall Purpose of the ADA and how it affects certain types of facility occupancies and intersects with other legal jurisdictions
  • Let us take a look at the standards that most affect physical spaces, signage, and egress in our buildings and get a better understanding of the thought process behind the standards

  • Finally we will touch on more current topics such as Service Animals and Communicating with Persons with Disabilities


Peter Berg, Project Coordinator of Technical Assistance
Great Lakes ADA Center

Peter Berg has been coordinating and providing technical assistance as well as conducting training on various aspects of the ADA since he joined the Great Lakes Center in October of 2000. He is a graduate of North Central College in Naperville, IL with a bachelor’s degree in History. Prior to joining the Center he spent seven years with Dominick’s Finer Foods, the last two years as a Customer Service Manager.

Peter currently serves as a member of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office Illinois Accessibility Code Task Force and is the former Chair of the Mayor’s Advisory Commission on Disability for the city of Naperville where he resides. Peter was a 2010 recipient of the Chancellor’s Award of Merit and former Chair of the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). In June of 2017 he completed the ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program (ACTCP) through the University of Missouri- College of Human and Environmental Sciences, School of Architectural Studies.

Robin Jones, Project Director and Instructor
Great Lakes ADA Center
University of Illinois at Chicago

Robin Jones is the Project Director of the Great Lakes ADA Center located at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Robin has served as the director of the Center since its inception in 1991. The Great Lakes Center is one of 10 regional federally funded technical assistance centers on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The Center serves the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Robin’ s academic preparation includes degrees in Public Administration and Occupational Therapy. Prior to joining the Center she served as founding director of an independent living center in the Chicago area.   Other professional experiences include working as an occupational therapy practitioner at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and as Assistant to the Head within the School of Occupational Therapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Robin has extensive experiences as a consultant to business and government entities and has provided over 400 training programs in the past ten years regarding all titles of the ADA for business, government and disability organizations within the Great Lakes Region and beyond. As an instructor within the Department on Disability and Human Development Robin teaches courses related to disability policy and is a guest lecturer within other Departments including Occupational Therapy, Education, Business, Urban Planning and Architecture on issues associated with meeting the needs of people with disabilities in hiring, reasonable accommodations and the built environment.


Registration Fees

$0.00 Associate Member

$0.00 Professional Member

$0.00 Young Professional, Student, or Retired

$40.00 Northern Illinois Chapter Member

$60.00 Non-Member Registration

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