The purpose of the field-based training day is to train participants on how to conduct a facility review and identify design-based or operational solutions that would improve accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The training day will be composed of two parts: hands-on instruction on methods and strategies for an existing facility review in the morning, and participation in a group design “charrette” in the afternoon. The term “charrette” is often used by architects, designers, and planners and refers to an intensive, time-limited, interactive design process intended to result in preliminary solutions to problems, in this case problems of accessibility.
The primary audience for the field-based training day will be ADA Coordinators, members of a Disability Commission, and municipal employees such as facilities and town managers and planners, public works and engineering professionals, etc.
2013 New England ADA Center
Field-Based Training Day for Cities and Towns
08:30-09:00 AM Registration
09:00-09:30 AM Welcome, introductions, overview of day
09:30-10:15 AM Introduction to existing conditions evaluations – materials and methods
- Instruments: tape measure, smart level, door pressure gauge, etc.
- Field sketching & photography
- ADA Checklist
10:15-10:30 AM BREAK
10:30 AM -12:00 PM Existing conditions evaluations
- Priority 1: Approach & Entrance
- Priority 2: Access to Goods & Services
- Priority 3: Toilet Rooms
12:00-12:45 PM WORKING LUNCH
12:45-01:30 PM Review of existing conditions evaluations
01:30-02:15 PM Prioritization discussion
03:00-03:15 PM BREAK
03:15-04:00 PM Wrap-up and Training Day evaluation