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Designing Pedestrian Facilities for Accessibility
Monday, August 28, 2017
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
For More Information:
Janette Prince
301.405.6535
Janette@umd.edu
http://www.mdt2center.umd.edu/training/registration

Upon completion of this course instructed by Juan M. Morales, P.E., the participant will be able to identify applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and standards pertaining to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Know the requirements for ensuring accessibility in existing facilities vs. work in new construction and alterations. Identify some of the challenges in the Public Right-of-Way (PROW) faced by persons with disabilities. Review design elements necessary for achieving accessibility in the PROW, including work zones. Identify best practices. There will be (weather permitting) a field visit to a nearby intersection to assess its design and accessibility. Topics covered in the course include: 

  • Laws, Regulations, and Pedestrian Characteristics
  • Pedestrian Access Routes
  • Curb Ramps and Other Transitions
  • Detectable Warning Surfaces
  • Pedestrian Crossings
  • Accessible Pedestrian Signals
  • Pedestrian Facilities and Temporary Pedestrian (TPAR) in Work Zones
  • Field Visit
Professional Development Hours: 12.0.
Registration Fees: The following registration fees will be charged for this course, $199 for Maryland local government participants, and $225 for all other participants.

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