Brown Bag Series: Accessibility from A to Z

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 12:30pm
1660 Mission, Room 2001
United States

Brown Bag Series: Accessibility A to Z 





presented by Chris Downey, AIA

Thursday, October 15th, 12:30-1:30pm

1660 Mission St, Room 2001 (Second Floor)

No registration required. Bring your own lunch.


Chris Downey, AIA, is an architect, planner and consultant who lost all sight in 2008. Today, he is dedicated to creating more helpful and enriching environments for the blind and visually impaired. As one of the few practicing blind architects in the world, Chris has been featured in local, national and international media stories and speaks regularly about architecture and visual impairment. He also teaches accessibility and universal design at UC Berkeley and serves on the Board of Directors for the Lighthouse for the Blind in San Francisco. He starts each day rowing with the East Bay Rowing Club on the Oakland Estuary before commuting on public transit to his office in San Francisco.



October 29 and November 2* – Scoping 11A

November 12 – Accessory Dwelling Units presented by DBI and Planning

December 3 and 7* - How fill out the DA Checklist

December 17 and 21* – Dimensional Tolerances 


Brown Bag Series is ongoing. There will be multiple sessions on a variety of topics. Please submit your suggested topics and questions to

No registration required. Bring your own lunch.


For more information contact:

Rick Halloran, 415-558-6110,

Betty Lee, 415-558-6117,