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

Event Date/Time: 

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
2:00 PM EDT - 3:30 PM EDT




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 
This session 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

The Webinar:

  • This webinar will be presented via the Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing platform.
  • Real-time captioning will be available through the webinar platform.
  • A telephone option will also be available

From the Sponsor: 

Region 3 - Mid-Atlantic ADA Center


Architects/Contractors, Business, People with Disabilities, State and Local Government, ADA Coordinator, Attorney or Other Legal Professional, Code Officials Responsible for Physical Accessibility Requirements, Consumer Advocate, Educator, Family Member of Person With Disability, Federal or Non-Federal Partner, Industry Representative or Product Developer, Media, Policy Expert, Practitioners, Researcher, Service Provider, State/Local Affiliate


Facility Access, General ADA Information, Other Laws, State and Local Government (ADA Title II), Technology (Accessible), Accessible Technologies, Enforcement, Program Access







Registration Deadline: 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019