Designing Accessible Pedestrian Facilities

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November 5th, 2015

8:30am-4:30pm

GRPC: 1635-G Popps Ferry Road, Biloxi MS 39532

Instructors – Ms. Colby Willis, Mrs. Jessica Dilley, Mr. Jarrett Taylor and Mr. Jim Rigby Time: 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m.

Description – Facilities in the public right-of-way (including walkways, ramps, curb ramps and landings, crosswalks, and pedestrian overpasses and underpasses) must be designed, constructed and maintained to serve all users. The workshop will identify applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards pertaining to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Requirements for ensuring accessibility in existing facilities versus work in new construction and alterations will be discussed. Design elements necessary for achieving accessibility in the public right-of-way will be reviewed, and best practices will be identified.
Registration Information – This course offering through LTAP/GRPC is intended primarily for local, state, federal and private agencies. Registration fee is “FREE”. Lunch is provided. Substitutions may be made at any time. Any registrant requiring a reasonable accommodation during training (i.e., mobility or access) should contact the Mississippi LTAP Center prior to the course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made.
Who Should Attend –  Personnel from local, state and other agencies involved in designing, urban and transportation planners, landscape architect, engineers, public works directors, highway supervisors, crew leaders, private consultants, designers, advocates, and others with responsibility for designing, planning, and/or building pedestrian facilities in the public right-of-way.