Creating Accessible Communities New

Course Description:
Communities across the country are making improvement to their road network to provide safe access for all people who need to use them including pedestrians and bicyclists. Often overlooked in these complete streets initiatives is the most vulnerable group, pedestrians with disabilities. There are many different types of pedestrians with disabilities. Some may be blind or have low vision, deaf or hard of hearing, use walkers, crutches, or wheelchairs. When improvements to our communities are planned, we need to look at the entire picture of our roadways to provide access to all.

Topics covered in this course will include:
• Laws and Regulations and local government responsibilities
• The standards, policies, and guidelines for accessible public streets
• Common complete streets conflicts with ADA and pedestrian
• Basic design criteria for accessible public streets including:
• Sidewalks
• Street Crossings
• Curb Ramps
• Pedestrian signals
• On street Parking

The course will include group exercises.
Learning outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:
• Identify applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards pertaining to accessibility.
• Identify some of the challenges in the public right-of-way faced by persons with disabilities.
• Identify best practices for the design of accessible pedestrian facilities for accessibility within your communities.


Credit Hours

Road Scholar Hours

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)


Road Scholar Credits

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