This course was designed to ensure that pedestrian facilities and access routes are properly constructed and maintained for all individuals, including those with disabilities. This course also focuses on proper design and maintenance of pedestrian access routes in new construction or when existing facilities are altered. Participants are engaged through a power point presentation, discussion, video demonstrations, small group problem identification, and features a hands-on outdoor wheelchair exercise, blind-fold, low vision goggle exercise. This training was developed to provide information and best practices for those involved in the design and maintenance of pedestrian facilities, and for those individuals that ensure the proper adherence to all applicable laws and guidelines. This course is taught from the perspective of the Public Right of Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG), a best practice for public rights of way.
Objectives / Topics
Module 1: Laws, Regulations and Pedestrian Characteristics
Module 2: Pedestrian Access Route (PAR)
Module 3: Curb Ramps and other Transitions
Module 4: Detectable Warnings (truncated domes)
Module 5: Pedestrian Crossings
Module 6: Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS)
Module 7: Street Furniture and Parking
Module 8: Work Zones & Maintenance
Engineers with planning, design, construction, or maintenance responsibilities; Area Engineers; ADA Coordinators; Civil Rights Specialists; EEO Representatives; Legal Representatives or Legal Liaisons that defend complaints or law suits concerning disability discrimination under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Participants should bring safety vests and SMART levels for outdoor exercises.