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ICC Pulse Podcast

Jun 29, 2023

The ICC Pulse Podcast is back with a whole season of 5 episodes ready to listen! This is one of the five.

Through a series of interviews with accessibility standards experts, we discuss accessibility standards in the United States and Canada and their impact when constructing buildings. We also highlight the history and impact of the ICC/ANSI A117.1 Standard: Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities.

This episode is sponsored by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.

Guests on the show:

  • Kimberly Paarlberg, Senior Staff Architect, International Code Council
  • Ken Schoonover, President, KMS Associates, Inc.
  • Judy Zakreski, Senior Vice President of Global Solutions, International Code Council
  • Dino Zuppa, COO, Accessibility Standards Canada

Links to related and referenced topics in this episode:

·       The Code Council’s resources on accessibility:

·       Accessibility Standard A117.1:

·       Link to Accessibility Standards Canada new online Centre of Expertise: Centre of Expertise for Standards and Research on Accessibility - Accessibility Standards Canada

·       Additional background information on the Canada Accessible Act: