Accessibility, Safety, and Platform Lifts and Elevators

Sponsored by Garaventa Lift

Learning Objectives:

  1. %ISummarize the current Americans With Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG), and explore how the regulations apply to elevators and lifts.
  2. %IIdentify different types and designs of elevators and lifts, and describe their application in order to solve accessibility problems.
  3. %IExamine code-compliance issues related to elevators and lifts.
  4. %IAnalyze the challenges and solutions for evacuation of persons with disabilities.


This test is no longer available for credit
We recognize the importance of elevators and lifts in today’s design industry. Lifts and elevators can be an extraordinary feature added to a home or building that will enhance the life quality and safety of the end user. In this program the learner will learn about the requirements for platform lifts, the different types of lifts, and basic product design. Will also gain an understanding of code compliance issues, and how to solve accessibility problems, and solutions for evacuation for persons with disabilities.