Promoting Independence and Access through Responsible Design Part 1: Obligations and Sidewalk Basics

April 30, 2019 2:00pm to 3:30pm EDT
Presented by TransCen, Inc. and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center
Join us for our 4 part series, Promoting Independence and Access through Responsible Design. Melissa Anderson, PE, formerly a Transportation Engineer for the U.S. Access Board, will present a four-part webinar series designed to improve the understanding of why and how to provide accessible pedestrian facilities in the public right of way.  The series will begin with a discussion of legal obligations, how the Standards and guidelines apply and then move through the components of pedestrian access and how to actually achieve access.
Part 1, Obligations and Sidewalk Basics, will explain the tangle of Standards and Guidelines and the obligations state and local agencies have to provide accessible pedestrian facilities.  This session will cover the design requirements and best practice for sidewalks, shared use paths, temporary routes and work zones and how to make sure people can easily navigate their route.
There is no charge to participate in this webinar.
Continuing Education Recognition Fees
  • Certificate of participation: $10
  • 1.5 LU/HSW - American Institute of Architects (AIA): $20
  • This webinar will be presented via the Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing platform.
  • Real-time captioning will be available through the webinar platform.

First-time Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing System V12.6 users:

For more information on pre-configuring your computer for use with Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the First Time Users page.  Depending on your organizational policies you may need the assistance of your IT Staff if firewalls prevent you from downloading files. If you plan to log into the online webinar system to view the presentation, access captioning and/or submit questions it is important that you follow the instructions for checking your computer system to ensure that it is configured correctly and you have the necessary software to access the webinar platform.

Screen Reader Users:

Individuals who are using Screen Reader Software should review the instructions and information available in the Accessibility Guide for Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing prior to the session. 

Presentation Handouts:

Will be available prior to the scheduled date.


Don't miss the other sessions in the Promoting Independence and Access through Responsible Design series

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Part 2: Safe and Accessible Intersections

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
All Sessions are 90 minutes and begin at 2:00 PM Eastern.
You must register individually for each session.