Overview of Elements of Public Right-of-Way Accessibility

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Course Number: V16G

Facilities in the public right-of-way (including walkways, ramps, curb ramps and turning spaces, crosswalks, pedestrian overpasses/underpasses and temporary traffic control) must be designed, constructed and maintained to serve all users.  This course identifies applicable laws, regulations and guidelines pertaining to the design, construction and maintenance of facilities accessible to person with disabilities.  Criteria for accessible public rights-of-way including the pedestrian access route (PAR), curb ramps and detectable warnings, accessible pedestrian signals, street furniture, on-street parking and temporary traffic control requirements for pedestrians are reviewed.  Best practices are identified. 

Course Objectives

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  1.  Describe what is meant by a protruding object, including how to determine whether a feature is a protruding object.      
  2. Explain where to use detectable warning surfaces.    
  3. Identify relevant disability access compliance standards and best practices.
  4. Evaluate an existing or planned facility for compliance with PROWAG. 

*(Listed in brochure as 3 hours, but is a 2 hour course).

Course Length: 2 Hours, ( 0. 2CEUs or 2PDHs or 2CPCs )

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