Designing Pedestrian Facilities for Accessibility – online
March 3 @ 10:00 am - March 5 @ 12:00 pm EST
Facilities in the public right-of-way (including walkways, ramps, curb ramps and landings, crosswalks, and pedestrian overpasses and underpasses) must be designed, constructed and maintained to serve all users. To meet the needs of all users, those involved with designing, building and maintaining infrastructure need a clear understanding of the wide range of abilities that occur within the population and the challenges in the public right-of-way faced by persons with disabilities. This course will identify applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards pertaining to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Requirements for ensuring accessibility in existing facilities versus work in new construction and alternations will be discussed. Design elements necessary for achieving accessibility in the public right-of-way will be reviewed. Best practices will be identified. A detailed handout will be provided, including resources on accessibility. Specific Topics to Be Covered Include: • Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) and Public Rights-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines: Laws and Regulations • Legal Requirements • Pedestrian Characteristics • Pedestrian Access Route (PAR) • Curb Ramps and Other Transitions • Detectable Warnings • Pedestrian Crossings • Street Furniture and Parking • Work Zones and Maintenance • Accessible Pedestrian Signals
The target audience for this workshop is local, state and private sector personnel with responsibility for designing, constructing and maintaining facilities in the public right—of-way. These include engineers (municipal and consulting), MPO staff, technicians, public works directors, street supervisors, crew leaders, landscape architects and contractors.
PDH – 6 hours