Note from the APA President
This summer the weather was hot, but now many of us have family and friends that are dealing with and facing much more than simply heat. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have raised the bar on records that didn't need to be raised, and will be challenging those that live and work in its path for some time to come. On behalf of APA, I wish to extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma. Hopefully, the day will come soon when these difficult times are just a footnote in history.
Carroll Pruitt, FAIA, NCARB, 2017 APA President
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Be an Exhibitor or Sponsor for the Annual Conference & Expo
When you attend the APA Annual Meeting as a exhibitor, you get exclusive face-to-face time with over 200 Accessibility Specialists and related professionals – those who regularly consult and collaborate with architects, builders, and others who help maintain accessibility in the built environment. The Annual Meeting not only provides you with a unique, in-person environment to discuss and promote your products and services, it offers a cost-effective way to raise your company’s profile through strategic name placement and public recognition. See the Benefits and Sign-Up Form.
Click the links to see the PREVIOUS Conference Schedule and PREVIOUS Exhibitors/Sponsors list
Guidelines for 2018 Annual Conference are here -2018 Exhibitor-Sponsor Benefits & Sign-up Form
If being a exhibitor isn’t right for you, or if you can’t attend the APA Annual Meeting in person, you can still take advantage of the promotional opportunity it offers by becoming a sponsor. Sponsorship benefits include raised awareness of your company through your name in Annual Meeting materials, including the event program and pre-event emails to our over 200 member accessibility professionals; public thank-you at the conference; and permission to place promotional items (such as a flyer or table tent) at each table. Our members are a key group of professionals who regularly consult and collaborate with architects, builders, and others who help maintain accessibility in the built environment.
Looking for a licensed individual with ADA expertise
to review your plans, provide an inspection or consult on a project? APA members provide these services. To find an expert in your area or someone who works nationwide simply click on our “Membership Directory” tab in the left blue column of this website. You can search by city or by skill level. (be sure and scroll down the page once you hit the search button).
Utilize our member’s professional skills in the built environment. It’s much less expensive to construct a facility right the first time, verses pay for costly corrections in the future.
Accessibility Professionals Association (APA)
You’re Invited! Join us today to take advantage of the many membership benefits available. APA is an association of professionals focusing on accessibility in the built environment. We are a dynamic and diverse organization open to all professionals interested in understanding and maintaining accessibility in the United States and around the globe. We are the premier provider of Continuing Education (CEU) in accessibility standards and regulations. See more About Us !
APA is an approved ACTCP Provider, TDLR Provider (#1521), AIA/CES Provider (#G583), and ICC Preferred Provider (#1321). APA also awards an APA-ADA Specialist Designation and Accessibility Standards Primer completion certificate, when all criteria are met.
Mark your calendar for these upcoming training dates
Save these dates!
- Houston: October 20, 2017-CANCELED DUE TO HURRICANE ISSUES
- 2018 APA Annual Conference & Expo: January 31 - February 2, 2018. Check out the recent 2017 APA Annual Meeting Program here. The 2018 draft program will be available in November 2017. We welcome any Exhibitors or Sponsors who would like to increase their visibility at our APA Annual Conference & Expo. As an example, this past conference's 2017 Exhibitor/Sponsor guidelines are available now. We will be posting the Guidelines for 2018 in April.
- 2019 APA Annual Conference & Expo: January 30 - February 1, 2019
Jim Boyce Memorial Scholarship Committee Announces This Year's Recipients.
This year's JBMS recipients are
Sara Joyce Williams from the University of Texas at Arlington: CAPPA- School of Architecture
Olivia S. Ross from the Texas Tech University: Major - Landscape Architecture
Jim Boyce Memorial Scholarship was established to honor and recognize our friend and colleague Jim Boyce*. Click on these links to make a general donation or donate to the annual Silent Auction.
*The Jim Boyce Memorial Scholarship was established by the Accessibility Professionals Association (APA), to honor and recognize our friend and colleague Jim Boyce. Jim was formerly a Plan Review Manager with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) and was one of the drafters of the Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS), in 1994. When Jim retired from TDLR, he became a Registered Accessibility Specialist (RAS) and was among the Charter Members of APA. The success of APA is in large part due to Jim’s leadership in its earlier years.
APA is a TDLR Provider (#1521), AIA/CES Provider (#G583), ICC Preferred Provider (#1321) and provides selected courses which apply toward ACTCP certification, APA also awards an APA-ADA Specialist Designation and Accessibility Standards Primer completion certificate, when all criteria are met.
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