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Seminars and Publications

Space Options Presentations at Seminars and Workshops

Photo Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, Honolulu Hawaii, courtesy of Jean Tessmer, Space Options, Maui Hawaii
Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability & Diversity

Bosch Tools/Maui Laminates – "ADA Tips for Contractors, Engineers, and Inspectors." Kahului Maui Hawaii December 2012

Maui Disability Alliance – "Why We Need Accessibility Standards in our Building Code." Wailuku Maui Hawaii 2012

Maui Disability Alliance – "History of Disability Ergonomics." Wailuku Maui Hawaii 2012

Maui Commercial Round Table -"History of Disability
Standards and ADA Laws - Pointers on Meeting Compliance
in ADA Site Upgrades." Kahului Maui Hawaii 2011

Maui Commercial Round Table - "Department of Justice 2010 ADA Changes – Critical Differences Between the Old and the New." Kihei Maui Hawaii 2010

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities
 - "Barrier-Free Environments for a Sustainable and Accessible Future - Enhancing Opportunities for Employment, Housing,
and Services." Honolulu Hawaii 2010
Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, Honolulu Hawaii
Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of ADA Standard
"History of Barrier Free Design – Symposium and Historical Archive Photo Display on the 49 Year History of the ANSI A117.1." Wailuku Maui Hawaii 2010

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities
"Elements of Barrier Free Design - Applying Best Practices
to Design and Construction." Honolulu Hawaii 2009

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities – "Disability Ergonomics, Program Compliance, and Historical Preservation in Barrier Free Access." Honolulu Hawaii 2008

Hawaii State Disability and Communication Access Board Design for All Conference on Disabilities - "History of
Barrier Free Design and Disability Ergonomics, Program Compliance and Preservation Integrated with Barrier Free
Access - Lessons Learned in Practical Applications."
Honolulu Hawaii 2007

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, Honolulu Hawaii, photo courtesy of Jean Tessmer, Space Options, Maui Hawaii 
Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Rotary Club - "Meeting Compliance During ADA Site
Upgrades." Wailea Maui Hawaii 2007

National Park Service ADA training for the Pacific
Western Region
- "Best Practices for Self Evaluations,
ADA Compliance and Program Access."
Waikoloa 'Big Island' Hawaii 2006

Wisconsin Division of Federal Highways Administration internet web conference hosted by Mark Chandler -
"Safety and Performance Standards for Detectable
Warnings." Wisconsin State Participation 2005

National Park Service ADA training for the Pacific
Western Region Video conference
"Legal Responsibilities
for National Park Service Regarding Persons with
Disabilities." National Web Participation 2006


National Park Service ADA training for Pacific Western Region Video conference
- "Best Practices for Right of Way
and Accessible Routes." National Web Participation 2007

Photo Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, Honolulu Hawaii, courtesy of Jean Tessmer, Space Options, Maui Hawaii
Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability & Diversity

National Park Service ADA training for Pacific Western Region Video Conference – "Detectable Warnings"
National Web Participation 2004

National Park Service ADA training for Pacific Western Region Video Conference – "Best Practices for Flatwork Concrete." National Web Participation 2004

National Park Service ADA training for Pacific Western Region Video Conference – "Program Access Section 504 Evaluation & Priorities." National Web Participation 2004

Gaspro Symposium, The Dunes at Maui Lani"Best
Practices for Design and Construction for ADA Compliance."
Kahului Maui Hawaii 2004

Hawaii State Dept of Transportation - "Designing, Constructing, and Testing Accessible Routes and Ramps."
Pearl Country Club, Honolulu Hawaii 2003

Gaspro Sponsored Series of Public Symposiums"Federal
Laws and Disability Rights, Best Practices for Right-of-Way
and Detectable Warnings."
Lihue, Hilo, Kona, and Honolulu Hawaii 2003

American Institute of Architects, Kailua-Kona Chapter, Opening the Doors, A Public Symposium for Individuals with Disabilities - "ADA Requirements for Architects, Engineers, Contractors and Developers." Keauhou 'Big Island' Hawaii 1996


Publications and Published Citations

American Standard, "American Standard Outfits Accessibility Award-Winning Hawaii Home of Wheelchair Tennis Champion", www.americanstandardpro.com/news/spotlight/?s=28, 2009

Ballast, David Kent,Architectural Research Consulting, "Handbook of Construction Tolerances, Chapter 17, Methods of Measurement, Accessible Rights-of-Way: A Design Guide. U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board", access-board.gov, Page 5, November 1999

Ballast, David Kent,Architectural Research Consulting, "NCHRP Project 20-07/Task 167, An Analysis of the Draft ADA Guidelines for Accessible Rights-of-Way", - Research Acknowledgement Space Options, page ii -“Issues of Cost and Maintenance”, page 33-34 - “Methods of Measurement”, page 35 -"Work of Accessibilty Specialists", page 36-37, June 2004

Ballast, David Kent,Architectural Research Consulting, "Dimensional Tolerances in Construction and for Surface Accessibility", US Access Board Final Report, Part III: Appendices January 2011

Fairfax, Richard E, Director of Enforcement Programs, United States Department of Labor, Occupational Saftety and Health Administrations (OSHA), "
Standard Interpretations - OSHA Exit Sign Requirements and How Requirements Relate to Americans with Disabilities", OSHA.gov, April 2002

Space Options Publications and Published Citations

Hayes, Chatten, "Good for Birds, Great for Humans - Can you Combine a Human-Friendly Boardwalk with a Wildlife Refuge?  On Maui, the Answer is Yes.", Interview with Jean Tessmer, Space Options, Hawaii Magazine, Vol 28, No. 1, January/February 2011

McMillen, Barbara, Federal Highways Administration, "
Designing sidewalks and Trails for Access, Part II Best Practices Design Guide", Technical Research by Jean Tessmer, Chapter 4.2 – 4.2.2.1 – “Grade and Cross Slope Construction Tolerances”, page 4-21, September 2001

Tessmer, Jean, Space Options, "Building Flatness into Walkways and Ramps, A Proposed Specification Using Standard Concrete Practices for the Construction of Walking Surfaces that Comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act", Discussion of how the lack of tolerances in design and construction cause numerous ADA ramp and walkway failures, Portland Cement Association, Concrete Technology Today, CT011, April 2001

Tessmer, Jean, Space Options, "Historical Background on the Development of Accessible Route Profiling and Best Practices Guidelines for Accessible Routes, Design, Construction and Testing". Handout, April 2001

Tessmer, Jean, Space Options, "Pedestrian Surfaces, Detectable Warnings Safety, Performance and Liability", Federal Highway Administration and the National Highway Institute. Presented at the National Web Conference on Truncated Dome Detectable Warnings. FHWA Wisconsin Division, Docstoc.com, 2005

Tessmer, Jean, Space Options, "Making 'Impossible' ADA Slopes Possible: Predictable Concrete Flatness Techiniques" , The Construction Specifier, the Official Magazine of CSI, April 28, 2014

US Access Board, "Accessible Rights-of-Way — A Design Guide", Jean Tessmer Acknowledgement for Figure 11, Illustration of Accessible Driveway Sidewalk Curb Ramp, Page 48, November 1999

Young, Renee, "Around the Industry - ADA Non-Compliant Contractors Sued", Plumbing & Mechanical, October 1996