Design of ADA Curb Ramps and Pedestrian Access Routes-Chicopee

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

Location: UMass Aviation Research and Training Center
27 Lonczak St.

Chicopee, Massachusetts




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
Mya Bowman Consulting Group - Westfield
Matt VHB (Worcester MA)
Molly VHB (Watertown MA)
Jack Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG)
Thomas Town of Alford
Sean UMass Amherst Facilities & Campus Services
Jonathan City of Holyoke
Pedro City of Worcester, Dept of Transportation & Mobility
  • 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.