Design of ADA Curb Ramps and Pedestrian Access Routes-Taunton

Date: 6/19/2018 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Holiday Inn Taunton-Foxboro
700 Myles Standish Blvd.
Taunton, Massachusetts

Capacity:

11/40


Overview

This training is designed to ensure that pedestrian facilities and access routes, in particular curb ramps, along our roadways are properly design and constructed for all individuals, including those with disabilities. This training was developed to provide information and best practices for those involved in the design and maintenance of curb ramps and pedestrian facilities, and for those individuals that ensure the compliance to applicable accessibility laws and guidelines. This course is taught from the perspective of the Public Rights-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG), a best practice for accessible pedestrian facilities in the public rights-of-way.

The workshop will include a brief overview of the ADA, FHWA requirements, group exercise designing curb ramps, and video presentations by the United States Access Board to provide the attendees with background information and points-of-view of persons with disabilities navigating our pedestrian network.

Registration/breakfast is at 8:00 am. Class begins at 8:30 am.

*This workshop is open to 4 MassDOT personnel

Please see the course flyer for more information.

This event is accessible to people with disabilities and individuals with limited English proficiency. If you need a reasonable accommodation (such as American Sign Language Interpreters, assistive listening devices, handouts in alternate formats, etc.) and/or language assistance (such as translated documents or an interpreter) to fully participate, please contact Cindy Schaedig at cschaedig@ecs.umass.edu at least 14 days prior to the event.  Such services are provided free of charge.

 
Attendees
First Name Affiliation
Kayla Howard Stein Hudson, Boston (HSH)
Daniel Alfred Benesch & Co. (MA)
Shawn Town of West Bridgewater
Ed Town of Raynham
David MetroWest Center for Independent Living
James Town of Plymouth
Ken Town of Tisbury
William Town of Natick DPW
David Cape Cod Commission
George Montachusett Regional Planning Commission (MRPC)
Ray Town of Tisbury
Instructors
  • Ted Green
    at NJ LTAP at Rutgers
    Ted Green, P.E. Program Engineer at the New Jersey Local Technical Assistance Program (NJ LTAP). He provides Americans with Disabilities Act training as it relates to the public right-of-way and other transportation related subjects. Ted presents ADA courses with the FHWA Resource Center staff in several states and has been a trainer for the FHWA Designing Pedestrian Facilities for Accessibility Train-the-Trainer.