The Division of the State Architect develops many of the accessibility regulations in California’s building codes. The purpose of these regulations is to “...ensure that all buildings, structures, sidewalks, curbs, and related facilities, constructed in this state by the use of state, county, or municipal funds, or the funds of any political subdivision of the state shall be accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities” (California Govt. Code §4450). These requirements also apply to privately funded facilities throughout California.
As it prepares its rule making submission for the Building Standards Commission, the Division of the State Architect is evaluating the optimum format for the 2013 CBC accessibility provisions and seeking input from the full range of stakeholders with interests in the provision of accessibility for individuals with disabilities in California.
The following Discussion Paper on the 2013 California Accessibility Provisions Model Code and Format Selection and the Stakeholder Information and Comment Form are available to interested parties to register their model code preference and to update their contact information.