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Access to the World: Accessibility in Commercial Architecture

Thursday, November 18, 2021
Episode description: 

This month, we continue our series on "Access to the World," with a look at architecture. In this episode, Mindy speaks with Dominic Marinelli. Dominic is talking all about building codes in commercial architecture to make buildings accessible, how those codes change and evolve year to year, and how we can all do our part to make buildings more accessible.

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Guests: 
Dominic Marinelli
Dominic Marinelli

Dominic Marinelli has been with the United Spinal Association for 25 years. Mr. Marinelli provides continuing education to members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA). He is a Contract Instructor for the International Codes Council (ICC) and an Adjunct Faculty Member at Pratt's Center for Continuing & Professional Studies in New York City.

Mr. Marinelli is a certified Accessibility Specialist/Plans Examiner by the International Code Council and serves on various committees including American National Standard Institute Residential Committee which he serves as Chair. He also represented United Spinal Association on the US Access Board’s Emergency Transportable Housing Advisory Committee.

Mr. Marinelli holds a Master of Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is certified in code enforcement by the New York State Department of State Codes Division and as an Accessibility Specialist/Plans Examiner by the International Codes Council (ICC).

For More Information & to Follow Accessibility Services:

American National Standard Institute for Accessible and Useable Building: http://www.mzarchitects.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/ansi.a117.1.2009.pdf
ADA: https://www.ada.gov
Email ideas for consideration to ta@accessibility-services.com

Mindy Henderson
Mindy Henderson

Mindy Henderson is the Editor-in-Chief of MDA's Quest family of content and the host of this podcast. She was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, type 2 when she was 15 months old and has been a life-long partner to MDA. Mindy is also a motivational speaker and a writer, with her first book set to hit book stores in Fall of 2022.