Accessibility Issues in Rail Transportation
This is a 90-minute session. NOTE times are EASTERN STANDARD TIME.
Accessibility in rail transportation in the United States varies tremendously. Newer light rail systems generally have accessible stations and accessible cars that provide universal access for all passengers. Older subway systems, commuter rail systems and Amtrak still have a long way to go to become fully accessible. Ken Shiotani, Senior Staff Attorney with the National Disability Rights Network will discuss the ADA requirements for different types of rail equipment and rail stations. The presentation will include examples from around the country of stations and rail cars made more accessible for people with disabilities and a discussion of some pending rail car procurements and the choices transportation entities are contemplating regarding accessibility.
- This webinar will be presented via the Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing platform.
- Real-time captioning will be available through the Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing platform.
- A telephone conference option will also available should you choose not to use the webinar platform.
- Information on accessing the webinar platform and the telephone conference number will be provided prior to the session.
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.
Presentation handouts will be available prior to the session.