Webinar: Intersection of AV and ADA Compliance

Join us on Sept. 4 at 1 p.m. EST for “The Intersection of AV Technology and the ADA: Challenges and Solutions.”

A host of new technology solutions — like assistive listening systems — has helped level the playing field for people with disabilities. However, if not executed in a compliant manner, some technology additions have the potential for creating more barriers. For example, a lectern where the AV controls are not accessible to people in wheelchairs, or a display that sticks out too far from the wall and becomes a protruding object hazard for those with sight disabilities.

In this webinar, we’ve simplified a few sections of the ADA (American With Disabilities Act) most relevant to AV, including:

  • Reach Ranges (section 308)
  • Operable Parts (sections 205 and 209)
  • Protruding Objects (sections 204 and 307)

We’ll give an overview of the AV challenges inherent in each section, and share solutions for creating a more inclusive environment.

Register for “The Intersection of AV Technology and the ADA: Challenges and Solutions” >

About the presenters

Kathryn Gaskell
Director of Product Management – Chief Brand
Legrand | AV
Kathryn has worked at Legrand | AV for six years, leading product management for the Chief brand. Her efforts have led to the development of industry-leading display mounting solutions for education and corporate environments, digital signage applications and more. Her interest in ADA was spiked by frequent questions from customers, and a desire to solve their accessibility challenges with practical, well-designed solutions.
Karen Smidt
Director of Marketing – Commercial Brands
Legrand | AV
Karen began working at Legrand | AV 13 years ago and is currently leading the commercial marketing team in their efforts to provide useful, educational content to our customers and end users. Working with Kathryn to better understand customer questions around ADA, she has developed educational resources to help explain and solve many of the challenges at the intersection of AV and accessibility. 

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