Design of ADA Curb Ramps and Pedestrian Access Routes-Newton

Date: 6/7/2023 8:30 AM - 6/7/2023 4:00 PM

Location: Mt. Ida Campus
100 Carlson Ave.

Newton, Massachusetts



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Course Description

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 good 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.

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

Target Audience

Public officials, engineers, designers, technicians, road/street supervisors, construction & maintenance personnel, landscape architects, municipal attorneys and others responsible for regulatory compliance and management of liability risk will find the workshop beneficial.

Accommodations for Disabilities: UMTC endeavors to provide an inclusive learning environment for all. If you require special services or arrangements to fully participate in this workshop, please contact Stephanie Cottrell at or 413-800-2655 at least 14 days prior to the event. Such services are provided free of charge.

Also, if you have any dietary restrictions, please inform Stephanie Cottrell at least 10 days prior to the event.

First Name Affiliation
Amanda VHB (HQ)
Nicholas VHB (HQ)
Ben Fuss & O'Neill, Inc.
Kristen Nitsch Engineering
Christopher VHB (HQ)
Josh Stantec (Burlington MA)
Kimberly Nitsch Engineering
Chen GPI (MA)
Remy Howard Stein Hudson (HSH)
Robert Stantec (Burlington MA)
Valerie VHB (HQ)
Karen BETA Group, Inc. (MA)
Yasmeen Stantec (Burlington MA)
Tamara Fuss & O'Neill, Inc. (Boston)
Marvey VHB (HQ)
Christina Howard Stein Hudson (HSH)
Jose GM2 Associates, Inc.
Phiona Fuss & O'Neill, Inc. (Boston)
Paul VHB (HQ)
Stefen VHB (HQ)
Edward Howard Stein Hudson (HSH)
Daniel VHB (HQ)
Nadia Stantec (Burlington MA)
Rowena Fuss & O'Neill, Inc. (Boston)
Adrian City of Newton DPW
Michael City of Waltham
Gerry City of Waltham CPWD
Robert City of Waltham CPWD
Isaac City of Newton
Ardian Town of Needham DPW
Philip Town of Sudbury DPW
Andressa City of Marlborough
Thomas City of Marlborough Engineering Division
Robert Town of Holliston Highway Department
Maggie Town of Marblehead
  • 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 with their Designing Pedestrian Facilities for Accessibility Train-the-Trainer.