Understanding the U.S. Access Board’s Final Rule on the Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines

Monday, November 6, 2023
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM, Eastern Time

[NOTE: This is an in-person training event only. It is not available online.]

James N. Robey Public Safety Training Center
2200 Scott Wheeler Drive
Marriottsville, Maryland 21104

Description:
Despite on-going efforts to improve access, pedestrians with disabilities throughout the United States continue to face major challenges in travel because many sidewalks, crosswalks, and other pedestrian facilities are inaccessible.

Join us for this day-long training on the U.S. Access Board’s newly released final rule on accessibility guidelines for pedestrian facilities in the public right-of-way. The training will be presented by Juliet Shoultz, the U.S. Access Board’s Transportation Systems Engineer.

The training will cover the minimum scoping and technical requirements for various spaces and elements in the public right-of-way, such as pedestrian access routes within sidewalks, alternate pedestrian access routes when main routes are closed for maintenance or construction, accessible pedestrian signals, curb ramps and blended transitions, detectable warning surfaces, crosswalks at roundabouts, on-street parking, transit stops, and street furniture. Additionally, the training will address shared use paths, which are designed primarily for use by bicyclists, pedestrians, and other authorized motorized and non-motorized users for both transportation and recreation purposes.

These guidelines, once adopted, will ensure that pedestrian facilities constructed or altered in the public right-of-way by federal, state, and local governments are readily accessible to and usable by pedestrians with disabilities.

You can find the Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) and related information on the Access Board’s website, and check out the PROWAG video series on the Access Board’s YouTube channel.

Continuing Education Hours Available!
Earn 4.5 Professional Development Hours by attending this training!

The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center is a Maryland Board for Professional Engineers approved Continuing Education Provider

Meeting Registration:
Registration ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 27, 2023
Registration Fee: $40.00

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Conference Registration Includes:

  • Informative and interactive presentations by the leading expert from the U.S. Access Board
  • Networking breakfast and lunch

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations requested by October 27th will receive a refund, minus credit card processing fees; cancellation requests after this date will not be eligible for a refund.

Substitutions of participants within the same organization/company may be made at any time without penalty.

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Important Notes and Reminders

Meeting Notes:

This is an in-person event, there will be no virtual option to join, and the event will not be recorded for later viewing.

Registration Notes:

Register early  – space is limited to the first 130 paid registrants.

Payment is due at the time of registration: the fee is to be paid via credit card and includes the entire program.

TransCen, Inc. currently does not offer a group registration discount. However, group registrations are available

Accommodations:

The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center strives to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully.

If you require an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, an assistive listening device, or communication access realtime translation (CART), please select this option during registration. Requests must be received by October 27th.

Presentation materials in an accessible format will be available to download from the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center website. Registered attendees will receive an email once they become available.

Parking:
There is ample free parking on-site.

Certificates of Attendance:
Attendees will be provided with a Certificate of Attendance for reporting continuing education hours.

Contact for more information:
TransCen, Inc.
Mid-Atlantic ADA Center
Phone: (301) 217-0124
Email: ADAtraining@transcen.org

Web Page: https://web.cvent.com/event/c3735386-0259-4e57-80ff-401f241fd3f9/summary