Strategic Municipal ADA Planning

Planning by communities to develop effective Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) transition plans requires team effort, strategic approaches in thinking and resource use, and a will for sustained implementation.  This workshop entitled “Strategic Municipal ADA Planning” will demystify the challenge of building a program of access for people with disabilities, and provide critical resources to support municipal compliance activities through a federal and state focus on the public right-of-way.  The following topic areas will be covered in the workshop:

  • The structure of state and federal disability access oversight
  • Current issues and trends in the enforcement of ADA and related state law
  • Key disability nondiscrimination principles that apply to cities and towns
  • The public participation mandate
  • The outline of transition plans and procedural requirements
  • Effective self evaluation and data collection strategies
  • Schemes for prioritizing remediation
  • Methods for altering existing facilities
  • Budgeting for transition planning
  • Technical and policy considerations across curb ramps, sidewalks, accessible pedestrian signals, determination of maximum extent feasible, and more
  • Adoptable resources and funding opportunities


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Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)


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