Design of ADA Curb Ramps and Pedestrian Access Routes-Springfield

Date: 6/22/2018 8:00 AM - 6/22/2018 4:00 PM

Location: UMass Springfield
1500 Main Street, 2nd floor
Springfield, Massachusetts

Capacity:

16/40


Overview

*Parking: vehicles under 6’4” can park in the Tower Square Hotel Parking Garage. This is the only site that will be reimbursed.

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
Sonja MassDOT District 1
Kyle MassDOT District 1
Jiang MassDOT District 1
Raymond MassDOT District 1
Colin Tighe & Bond
Dan Town of Williamsburg
Laurie City of Chicopee
Chris City of Chicopee
Paul Town of Amherst
Quinn City of Chicopee
Bryan Town of Williamsburg
Michael Town of Deerfield
Jim Town of South Hadley
Don Town of Williamsburg
Nate Town of Amherst
Chuck Town of Deerfield
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.