Course Description:

This is an asynchronous workshop with portions prerecorded as well as in-person content. Link to the prerequisite videos will be included with your confirmation email.

This workshop is designed to assist local governments with an understanding of the basic minimum requirements for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to ensure our roadways’ pedestrian network is accessible to all pedestrians. These requirements apply to all state and local governments regardless of their size. The workshop will include a brief overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the civil rights responsibilities of the public roadway owners, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requirements, NJDOT requirements, and AASHTO “Green Book” requirements for the pedestrian networks along our roads.

The following topics are covered in the pre-recorded videos to be viewed prior to the start of the live online portion of the workshop:

  • Federal Laws and Regulations and local government responsibilities
  • Landmark court cases
  • Standards, policies and guidelines, and proposed guidelines
  • ADA Self-Evaluations and Transition Plan

The following topics will be covered in the live portion of the workshop:

  • Sidewalks
  • Street Crossings
  • Curb Ramps
  • Pedestrians signals for the blind, individuals with low vison, and pedestrians that are deaf or hard of hearing
  • On street Parking
  • Work Zones

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards pertaining to accessibility
  • Identify some of the challenges in the public right-of-way faced by persons with disabilities
  • Identify best practices for the design of accessible pedestrian facilities for accessibility

Intended Audience:

State and local highway engineers, consulting highway design engineers, road/street supervisors, construction & maintenance personnel, and others responsible for regulatory compliance and management of liability risk will find the workshop beneficial.

Pre-Requisites: None

Credits: 4 PDH. 4 Technical CPWM Contact Hours

Presenter: Ted Green, P.E., New Jersey Local Technical Assistance Program (NJ LTAP).

Sponsor: None