Real Property Law

Cal. Real. Prop. Journal 2021, VOL. 39, NO. 4

MCLE Self-Study Article: Equal Access – Including Persons of Disabilities Under the ADA

Check the end of this article for information on how to access one MCLE self-study ethics credit.

Marty J. Nicholson, Esq. and Janis Kent, FAIA CASp

Marty J. Nicholson was an associate attorney for Calhoun & Associates representing disabled individuals with visual impairments filing numerous ADA complaints on their behalf. She has been an advocate for the visually impaired having two parents who became blind later in life. Currently, her private practice includes land use entitlements. She can be reached at

Janis Kent, FAIA CASp is a licensed California Architect, has been involved in the world of Accessibility since the mid-1980’s. She is the Founding President of the Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI), is a Certified Access Specialist, and designated as a Subject Matter Expert by the California Division of the State Architect. Additionally she has provided training seminars and authored books on Accessibility, with the latest published by Wiley, which are compilations of architectural details for ADA and California Building Code used by architects, designers, building officials, and facility managers.

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